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Vulnerable patient deaths prompt hospitals warning

A report from Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board into the deaths of three adults with learning disabilities at a failed hospital should prompt a review to prevent further “lethal outcomes” at similar facilities.

The report found there were significant failures in the care of the patients at Jeesal Cawston Park, Norfolk. Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board concluded such hospitals should “cease to receive public money”.

The owner of Cawston Park said it was “deeply sorry” to the families. The report looked at the deaths of Joanna Bailey, 36, and Nicholas Briant, 33, both of London; and Ben King, 32, from Norfolk, between April 2018 and July 2020.

Full story in BBC News, 9 September 2021

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