BCUHB’s chief acknowledges delay in publishing report into failings at mental health unit has caused ‘frustration’
A report considered to have wide public interest that documents failings at a mental health unit has finally been made public.
The Holden Report – which looked into the management of the Mental Health Clinical Programme Group in their dealings with the Hergest Unit and a variety of other issues relating to the Hergest Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor – was written as a confidential report in December 2013.
Concerns aired included a lack of understanding from management that patients needs always come first, low staff morale, atmosphere of bullying and intimidation from senior managers, weaknesses in communication and high levels of occupancy and inadequate staffing.
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