The high number of suicides and failings in protecting patients was highlighted, particularly that prisoners were hanging themselves from the window bars, however these cannot be removed as Broadmoor is a listed building.
The West London Mental Health NHS Trust is responsible for Broadmoor, as well as community and other in-patient services in west London, and were criticised for their shortcomings in not tackling ‘serious concerns’, such as poor physical health care, and staff and bed shortages.
Barbara Young, the chairman of the Care Quality Commission said: “Given the nature of its services, the organisation should be leading the way in managing risks, yet in some instances they tolerated poor and mediocre practices.
“The same problems about managing risk, overcrowding, sub-standard buildings and staff shortages were raised on a number of occasions, yet the trust’s response was slow and piecemeal. The trust was good at writing policies, but not good at putting them into action.”
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