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Private mental health hospital used for NHS patients rated “inadequate”

Maryfield Court, a private mental health hospital, has been rated “inadequate” and put into special measures by the Care Quality Commission. The hospital in Manchester is used for NHS patients if local trusts have run out of beds. The hospital stopped admitting NHS patients after the CQC inspection in July.

The inspection found some of the hospital’s rooms were showing signs of damp, others had no blinds, or had been graffitied. It also found bathrooms within the facility were dirty and two did not have hot water or working plumbing. 

Another concern in the CQC report was that since May 2019 there had been over 10 incidents in which patients had been able to leave the facility without permission. The CQC has issued two formal warning notices to the provider, one of which related to the premises, the other to poor governance processes.

Full story in the HSJ, 29 October 2019

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