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An agency nurse working for the NHS was filmed switching off her patient's life support machine by mistake. Tetraplegic Jamie Merrett, 37, had a bedside camera set up at his home in Wiltshire, after becoming concerned about the care he was receiving. Within days, it captured the moment Violetta Aylward switched off the ventilator, leaving him brain-damaged.

2010-10-24

 nurse patient breathing paralysis
Police in Bristol have arrested four people after secret filming by BBC Panorama found a pattern of serious abuse at a residential hospital. Winterbourne View treats people with learning disabilities and autism. Andrew McDonnell, who works with adults with mental disabilities, labelled some of the examples seen on film "torture". All four have been released on police bail. The hospital's owners, Castlebeck, have apologised...

2011-06-01

 psychiatry prison torture autism disability patient