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Consultant finds Western State Hospital patients ignored, survey finds staffers fear retaliation

A consulting firm, hired to identify areas for improvement at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital, found many patients left alone or ignored. A staff survey found other concerns, including a fear of retaliation for reporting problems.

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