"Undercover Reporter 'Haunted' by Abuse of Patients" - Joe Casey - BBC Panorama

"Undercover Reporter 'Haunted' by Abuse of Patients" - Joe Casey - BBC Panorama

Joe Casey spent five weeks filming undercover in a private care hospital on the outskirts of Bristol after getting a job as a support worker. He was shocked by what he witnessed.

by: Joe Casey | publication date: May 31, 2011 | Publication: BBC News |

On a near-daily basis, I watched as some of the very people entrusted with the care of society's most vulnerable targeted patients - often, it seemed, for their own amusement. They are scenes of torment that are not easily forgotten.

The targets had no way of defending themselves or speaking out. Anyone who questioned the abuse met a wall of silence.

Undercover reporter Joe Casey recorded the mistreatment and abuse that Winterbourne View care hospital employees inflicted on patients.

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