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Statement about Whorlton Hall

We are shocked and deeply saddened by the allegations made against members of staff at Whorlton Hall, part of the Danshell Group, which Cygnet recently acquired.

We take these allegations extremely seriously. We have suspended all the members of staff involved and informed all relevant authorities including the police, who have instigated an inquiry, and we are cooperating fully with their investigation.

We have a zero tolerance of this behaviour at Cygnet. This appalling behaviour is entirely inconsistent with our values and high standards and we remain absolutely committed to delivering the highest quality healthcare, which our patients and residents expect and deserve. We have transferred all the patients to other services. Until the conclusion of the police investigation, we are unable to comment further with regards to Whorlton Hall.

Those implicated in this programme have betrayed not only some of society’s most vulnerable people but also the thousands of people at Cygnet who work daily with dedication and compassion to look after the people in their care.

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