According to a report, there are chances of getting poor quality and unsafe care by people who have learning disabilities in privately run institutions when it is compared with the NHS.
It was seen during an inspection done by the regulator that acceptable standards of care and protection to vulnerable residents were given by about one in three private hospitals and homes and when it comes to NHS, about two thirds of institutions did this.
It was seen by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that for about 17 years a man had been languishing in a so-called assessment and treatment centre.
Five- to seven-year stays were not uncommon in places meant to provide short-term solutions. It was seen that when it came to private sector, patients were seen stuck at the same place for two or more years.
The hospital being talked here is the privately-run Winterbourne View hospital, near Bristol as it was uncovered when there were reports of abuse taking place here.
The CQC chair, Dame Jo Williams, said, "Services across all sectors were failing people and that the NHS, local authorities and private providers all needed to do better."
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