"We are extremely sorry that our care and quality standards have fallen below the high standards we expect and that we previously provided.
We have implemented a very comprehensive improvement plan, working with the CQC on a weekly basis, and are doing everything we can to protect and support patients, including those at risk of self-harm.
The past 15 months have been extremely challenging because of the COVID pandemic, which put additional pressure on our colleagues to maintain high quality care. We have now changed the leadership and clinical management team at the hospital.
The CQC inspection noted that the wards were clean and well maintained and that many patients and colleagues fed back very positive experiences at Cornerstone.
There is a significant need for the kind of support we provide to vulnerable adults and which we will continue to provide at the high-quality level for which Cornerstone has historically been recognised.
As part of this, we are investing substantially in all aspects of the environment at Cornerstone for patients and colleagues.”
Our past CQC inspection can be downloaded here;