With vaccines for patients on the horizon, plaintiffs agreed to the case’s dismissal.
Connecticut Valley Hospital
‘More like a prison than it is a hospital.’ Whiting, CVH patients testify before task force
Understaffing, a dearth of programming for substance abuse and a shortage of community beds are recurring concerns raised by patients.
After listening session, Whiting Task Force member reminds peers: believe patients
They’re holding public input meetings before they give lawmakers a set of recommendations to improve patient treatment and working conditions.
Death toll and confirmed COVID-19 cases rise sharply as Gov. Lamont warns state: ‘We’re on our own’
Connecticut’s death toll nearly doubles in one day and hospitals near capacity. But no supplies are coming from the federal stockpile.
Watchdog organization calls for ‘drastic change’ at Whiting Forensic Hospital
Another investigation of Whiting Forensic, a state-run psychiatric facility, calls for significant reforms.
Health care workers describe staffing crisis at Whiting
The workers said chronic staffing shortages and forced overtime have created a dangerous situation for both employees and patients.
Reforms to stem Whiting abuses head to the governor
Spurred by urgent demands that horrific abuse at Whiting Forensic never happen again, the state House of Representatives unanimously gave final approval to a series of reforms designed to increase oversight of the facility. The House vote was 148 to 0.
After abuse scandal, CT lawmakers push to reform Whiting
About a year after cruel, ongoing abuse of a Whiting Forensic patient was revealed, the legislature’s Public Health Committee has reported out three bills aimed at reforming the state’s only maximum-security psychiatric facility by increasing transparency and oversight.
Whiting Forensic Division to separate from Connecticut Valley Hospital
Months after a patient-abuse case that led to the arrest of ten employees and the disciplining of dozens more, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an executive order that separates the maximum security Whiting Forensic Division from Connecticut Valley Hospital.
Prospect of detox, psychiatric bed cuts worries hospital officials
As they try to cut more than $34 million from their budget, officials at the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services say they anticipate reducing the number of treatment beds available – a prospect that worries hospital officials and mental health professionals. “In an era when we’re in this opioid crisis, why would we be reducing capacity when there’s already not enough?” said Terri DiPietro, director of the Center for Behavioral Health at Middlesex Hospital.