Wendy Swift, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We can confirm four further healthcare professionals who were suspended last year following allegations of mistreatment against patients on the Stroke Unit have now been arrested.
“We take all allegations of this type extremely seriously and when the concerns were raised last year about the individuals they were immediately suspended.
“The Trust contacted police as soon the allegations were made and we are continuing to work with them and co-operating fully with their investigation.
“We would like to reassure 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.