Case (HSE prosecution). Parkcare Homes (No.2) Ltd and Priory Central Services Ltd [2023] MHLO 2 (HSE)

— These two companies within the Priory Group pleaded guilty to offences under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 after failing to manage risks to care staff and patients from violence and aggression at the Priory Hospital in Aberdare from 2014-2017, and were fined £363,000 and £40,000 respectively. Risk assessments and training were inadequate, PPE (including bite-resistant clothing and personal alarms) was not issued, there were no post-incident debrief sessions or investigations, and PCSL's failure to rectify deficiencies despite repeated warnings allowed injuries to staff to continue.
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