I blogged yesterday on the scandalous conditions and abuse of patients at Winterbourne View, a residential hospital run by a private equity firm. Looking back through Private Eye I found more cases of neglect and abuse of people with learning difficulties in care homes run by the Priory Group, owned by Advent International, another private equity firm. This article was published in their 27th July-12th August edition last year.
The Priory group and its Craegmoor subsidiary boast that they “transform lives”. but they seem less happy to see their brand on their ever expanding care home portfolio when things go wrong.
When the Care Quality Commission’s unannounced checks revealed shortcomings in facilities for the learning disabled, no criticism was levelled at “Europe’s leading specialist care provider” to tarnish its self-proclaimed “unrivalled reputation”. That is because two of the group’s homes criticised by the CQC for failing…
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