Winterbourne View hospital staff admit abuse charges
10 February 2012 Last updated at 00:42 GMT
Three members of staff from the Winterbourne View Care Home near Bristol have pleaded guilty to the ill-treatment of residents.
Abuse at the home for people with learning difficulties was exposed by the BBC's Panorama programme last year.
Cases involving eight other people will be heard next month.
Jon Kay reports.
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