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NHS trust suspends staff after alleged mistreatment of patients in mental health unit

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An NHS trust has suspended staff after allegations that patients were mistreated at a mental health unit. Last week it was revealed police are preparing to investigate the claims which relate to the Edenfield Centre based in the grounds of the former Prestwich Hospital in Bury.

The unit cares for adult patients. The Manchester Evening News understands that action was taken after the BBC Panorama programme embedded a reporter undercover in the unit and then presented the NHS Trust which runs it with their evidence.

The Edenfield Centre has 11 wards and it is understood staff working on both male and female wards have been suspended. Meanwhile GMP are continuing to assess evidence in relation to the allegations.

In a statement to the Manchester Evening News the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the Edenfield Centre, said today: "We can confirm that, in line with standard process, we have suspended a number of staff pending further investigations.

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