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SANE comment on Care Quality Commission report into Cygnet Health Care
Added: 14th Jan 2020

Please find below comment from Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of the mental health charity SANE, on the Care Quality Commission report into Cygnet Health Care:

“We have grave concerns about the NHS outsourcing the care of some of the most vulnerable and unwell patients to private providers such as Cygnet, when we see failures such as those highlighted today by the Care Quality Commission.

“Private providers can buy in experienced, highly trained staff, so it is shocking to hear of fundamental failings such as not training nurses in life support, or using more restraint than overstretched NHS services.

“Surely it is the task of all healthcare providers – whether public or private – to ensure safe, high-quality care and treatment?”

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