NHS North East Essex has suspended a number of staff from its learning disabilities team after concerns from other employees.
The trust refused to disclose how many had been suspended or the nature of the concerns but said the police were not involved. A neighbouring NHS trust is now managing the service while a review is carried out.
Alan Mack, director of corporate development and governance at NHS North East Essex, said: “Following issues raised by staff in the learning disabilities team, a number of staff have been suspended and we have commissioned Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation NHS Trust to undertake a quality review of the inpatient learning disability services provided by the provider arm of NHS North East Essex.
“While this review is being carried out, we have asked South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust to support us in the management of our inpatient learning disabilities service to ensure we maintain high standards of patient care. We do not wish to make further comment until the review has been concluded.”
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