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October press statement

A spokesperson for Essex Partnership University NHS Trust said:

"The care and safety of patients is our number one priority. We understand how distressing these allegations are for patients, their families and carers.

"We have commissioned a full investigation and have informed our regulators, safeguarding partners and partner organisations, and will continue to work with them and keep them updated on the actions we are taking as a result.”

Background

  • EPUT is in the second year of a safety strategy “Safety First, Safety Always” which looks to drive improvement across all aspects of patient care
  • Since 2020 there has been a £40m investment in inpatient and community services to create safe and therapeutic wards and enhanced support to care for people in their homes
  • We care for over 100 000 people at any one time, often supporting people who are vulnerable or experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Patients can contact the Trust on 0300 123 0808 where support is available.
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