Abuse alerts raised by trust

Blackburn Citizen: Abuse alerts raised by trust Abuse alerts raised by trust

IN the year to September 2013 there were 259 ‘safeguarding alerts’ raised by staff at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, in which social services were notified of patients deemed to be at risk from physical abuse or neglect at home.

This was a significant increase on the previous year and demonstrated stronger reporting processes being implemented.

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