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Whorlton Hall: Former inspector says warnings were ignored

Barry Stanley-Wilkinson, a former inspector at the Care Quality Commission, has told the BBC he presented "warning bells" about Whorlton Hall hospital in a 2015 report. The report warned about a "very poor culture" that was evident when he led the 2015 inspection.

Mr Stanley-Wilkinson told the BBC: "I strongly believe that anybody that can understand organisational culture reading that report would agree that there was definitely warning bells there. I was extremely upset. This should have been listened to back in 2015 and I said quite openly, when I left the organisation, that I felt it had neglected its promise to people with learning disabilities."

The CQC said the draft report raised no concerns about abusive practices.

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