Coroners have issued five formal notices over the past five years highlighting care failures after deaths of patients in the care of the Priory Group’s hospitals. Among the recurring problems highlighted in the coroners’ “prevention of future death notices” are a failure adequately to monitor patients at risk of self-harm, failures in training and inadequate record keeping. They are the latest in a series of incidents that has raised concerns about the welfare of patients, both private and NHS, at Priory hospitals. Read my article in the Sunday Times.
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