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Winterbourne View nurses jailed

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Hopefully the jail sentence will will send out a clear message that abuse in healthcare will no longer be tolerated. Or will it? Until the Management and Human Resource department who recruited the abusers and the so called Care Commission who failed to respond to the courageous employee who blew the whistle on this abuse, are called to account such criminal abuse will continue. Why have they not been charged? Abuse in the healthcare system is still happening. all because whistleblowers are not listened to. In fact whistleblowers are being intimidated and hounded out of their jobs. What message does this give to other staff? By seeing no evil, hearing no evil, other staff will have a pay cheque at the end of the month. Many courageous whistleblowers will never work in healthcare again; all because corrupt managers and Care Commission will blacklist them. We should not need undercover evidence to convict criminals. Healthcare staff who stand on the sideline and refuse to support whistleblowers are as guilty as the actual perpetrators. Patients First was launched in December 2011 to support those raising concerns about risks and to patient care and safety.For information see www.patientsfirst.org.uk email patientsfirst @aol.com

Posted date

27 October, 2012

Posted time

11:11 am

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