Six staff suspended at Royal Blackburn Hospital
6:04am 8th December 2014
Six staff members at Royal Blackburn Hospital remain suspended after an allegation of patient mistreatment in a mental health unit.
A patient was allegedly left screaming in their own fecees for several hours two weeks ago.
Police and Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are now investigating the incident - said to have happened on Ribble Ward.
Dee Roach, Director of Nursing at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:
“The Trust is investigating a serious allegation that has been made about a patient not receiving the assistance that they required for their needs whilst in our care on Ribble Ward in Blackburn."
She continued, “This is an isolated and rare incident and as such the Trust is taking this very seriously in order to ensure that the care provided on our mental health wards is always of a consistently high standard and compassionate.
“Some members of staff have been suspended pending the investigation and the matter has been brought to the attention of the police. Our main priority is to ensure that the patient is now getting the level of care that they require and that they, along with their family are supported following this very regrettable situation
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