Private Hospital rated ‘inadequate’ after death 

Woodbourne Priory Hospital, in Edgbaston, a private hospital providing mental health services, has been rated ‘inadequate’ by a health watchdog following an inspection prompted by a young patient’s preventable death.

The hospital has had its overall Care Quality Commission rating downgraded from “good” to “inadequate” after inspectors visited in May, which was sparked by a prevention of future deaths report into the death of Birmingham University graduate Matthew Caseby, 23, who was placed at the hospital as an NHS-funded patient in September 2020.

Mr Caseby had been detained under the Mental Health Act but managed to escape Woodbourne and died after being struck by a train.

Full story in The HSJ, 27 September 2022

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