Wendy Swift, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We can confirm two further healthcare professionals who had been suspended following allegations of mistreatment against patients on the Stroke Unit have been arrested.
“We take all allegations of this type extremely seriously and when the concerns were raised we immediately contacted the police.
“The Trust is continuing to work with the police and co-operate fully with their investigation.
“We would like to reassure all our patients that all necessary actions are being taken. The hospital remains a safe and caring environment for patients and the provision of services will continue as usual.’’
If you wish to report any concerns or raise any issues to hospital staff, please contact 01253 952270 between 8.30am and 5pm.