Southern Health fined £125,000 after patient's fall from roof results in severe injuries



A MENTAL health trust was fined £125,000 and ordered to pay £36,000 in costs yesterday after a patient gained access to a roof and fell off, suffering serious neck injuries.
Southern Health — which notoriously failed to investigate hundreds of patient deaths between 2011 and 2015 — was prosecuted by the regulatory Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The CQC prosecution was the first of its kind.
Southern Health pleaded guilty at Basingstoke magistrates’ court in June to the offence of failing to provide safe care and treatment and failing to assess risk to patients at Melbury Lodge at the Royal... read more

 
13 October 2017 in Editorial, Views: 62
Source: Morning Star
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