Name of Hospital: Park Royal Hospital
Location: Fort Myers, FL, USA
NBC2, “Park Royal employee accused of sexual assault against patients,” September 2013: “A healthcare worker tasked with taking care of the mentally ill is now accused of inappropriate acts with his patients. Deputies say Benjamin Bland sexually assaulted five people at Park Royal Hospital.”
Press News, “Park Royal Hospital sexual abuse lawsuit settled,” June 2016: The former patients sexually abused in the 2013 case above settled a lawsuit against the facility.
Press News, “Park Royal Hospital patient care deficiencies highlighted in federal inspection report,” November 2017: “Park Royal Hospital, the region’s only inpatient psychiatric health center, was too short-staffed to properly supervise patients, ignored their complaints, and had poor quality control procedures in place, federal inspectors concluded in a recently published report,” including not following up on patient complaints and physical restraint issues.
Press News, “Park Royal Hospital, Fort Myers’ only psychiatric hospital, gets a new leader,” February 2018: “Last month, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigated an alleged sexual assault on a patient. It is also looking into the deaths of two patients who had recently been brought in for involuntary mental health evaluations under the state’s Baker Act.”