Third Cygnet hospital criticised by the CQC

A third young people’s mental health service run by Cygnet Health Care has been heavily criticised by the Care Quality Commission – which ordered admissions to be suspended unless it specifically approved them.

Knole Ward at the Cygnet Hospital at Godden Green, near Sevenoaks, Kent, is an acute admissions ward, with beds commissioned by NHS England. The CQC inspected in July and August after it was informed of concerns about the safe care and treatment of young people. Its report was published today.

After the August visit the CQC imposed restrictions on the provider’s registration, saying it could not admit any young person to the ward without prior agreement with the CQC. This remained in place for a month..…read more

HSJ: 31 October 2017


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