‘Inadequate’ private hospital ‘not suited to modern psychiatric care’

Cygnet Wast Hills, an independent hospital for people with complex learning disabilities or autism, has yet again been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission following a visit in November 2021. The hospital was placed in special measures earlier in August 2021.

Ratings for safety and effectiveness were downgraded from “requires improvement” to “inadequate” and from “good” to “requires improvement” respectively.

In their latest report, inspectors said the ageing buildings, rural location and layout of the hospital – which admits people from across the UK and is commissioned by Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group – are “not suited to modern day psychiatric care”.

Full story in the HSJ, 5 April 2022

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