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A report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), England’s independent regulator of all health and social care services, has shown that Hollybrook Learning Disability Hospital in Gloucestershire is meeting all essential standards of quality and safety.

The findings were gathered from the second of two announced visits to learning disability hospitals in Gloucestershire during November 2011.

The inspections are part of a national review programme of services for people with a learning disability after a BBC programme highlighted concerns about patient care in a private hospital in Bristol.

Both CQC reports for Westridge and Hollybrook learning disability hospitals show that the regulator is satisfied that patients are protected from abuse and that staff respect their human rights.

One relative of a patient at Hollybrook told Inspectors that their loved one was ‘finally in a place where the staff know her well and know how to meet her needs.”

The CQC said that Hollybrook was compliant and meeting the essential standards around record keeping but, to maintain this, suggested some improvements which ²gether are now implementing.

Trish Jay, ²gether’s Director of Quality and Performance said “We are fully committed to ensuring that those in our care continue to receive safe and appropriate care that meets their needs and supports their rights. Where improvements were suggested, we have implemented these fully.”

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