Minister of State for Care and Support, Norman Lamb, made a statement to the House of Commons on Monday 10 December 2012 on the final report into Winterbourne View
Shadow Minister for Health, Liz Kendall, responded to the statement on the behalf of the Opposition.
Winterbourne View hospital
A BBC Panorama programme on 31 May 2011 featured systemic abuse of patients within Winterbourne View, an independent hospital run by Castlebeck Care (Teesdale) Ltd.
The Department of Health published an interim report on 25 June 2012 as part of a review of events at Winterbourne View private hospital and a wider investigation into how the health and care system supports vulnerable people with learning disabilities and autism.
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