Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 04:29
Two Third Institutions Disabled Fail
Of the Dutch institutions for disabled, two third does not comply with the minimum standards. That concludes the news program Nieuwsuur, after considering the reports that the Health Inspectorate drafted in response to 44 unannounced visits in the past six months. Of the institutions, 64 percent did not meet the minimum requirements of the inspection. Nine percent met the requirements partially and 27 percent of the inspected institutions did not get any criticism. Swedish band The figures partly show that more than half of the institutions is sloppy in its use of restraints. This includes, among others, trappings, binding or isolation. In 10 percent of the institutions, for example, turned out to use the so called Swedish band. That band for calming people fell into disrepute after a number of patients deceased as a result of its use. In some institutions the staff was inadequately aware of the rules. Nieuwsuur examined the reports following the death of a disabled woman in an institution of the foundation NOVO in Onnen, March last year. She died after four employees were sitting on top of her to keep her under control. The judge decided today that the program may broadcast a video of this incident.