Essex Partnership University NHS Trust (EPUT) – Latest CQC Report Acute Wards For Adults Of Working Age And Psychiatric Intensive Care Units – Rating Fallen From ‘Requires Improvement’ To ‘Inadequate’
Nina Ali, solicitor representing over 80 families calling for a statutory public inquiry into Essex Mental Health services has been shocked by the publication of the latest Care Quality Commission report.
Commenting on the report Nina said
“The latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report is yet another damning indictment of the state of Essex Partnership University NHS Trust’s (EPUT) mental health care provision. EPUT staff display widespread disregard for trust policies, stopping patients from exercising basic rights while failing to keep them safe. Widespread failings such as these can only be caused by institutional mismanagement. The CQC report highlights the urgent need for the government to upgrade the current, toothless, inquiry to a full statutory public inquiry furnished with the powers to call witnesses under oath. For too long, the Essex community has been badly failed by mental health care provision – the only way to improve services is to uncover and learn from past mistakes.”