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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Undercover BBC filming shows staff swearing, mocking and taunting patients with autism and learning disabilities. Whorlton Hall hospital had at least 100 visits by official agencies in the year before abuse of inpatients there was discovered, the BBC has learned. Inspectors, council officials and NHS staff all visited the County Durham unit - sometimes in teams of two or three over the course of several days. But the scale of mistreatment of people there with learning disabilities and autism was not spotted. Campaigners said the authorities had failed in their jobs. Undercover filming by the BBC's Panorama programme - aired on Wedn... Full story

23 May

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