Winterbourne View was the care home exposed by Panorama last week as being staffed by sadists.
But for whistleblower Terry Bryan and reporter Joe Casey, this brutal treatment of vulnerable people would have continued.
Now the Daily Mirror has revealed that recently qualified nurse Ashleigh Fox alerted management at the Bristol care home and also contacted health watchdogs months before the Panorama investigation began.
Within days of starting at Winterbourne View, Ashleigh witnessed vile abuse: "One male member of staff told a female patient in a wheelchair to ‘shut your f***ing pie hole". "Another resident was also belittled and sworn at."
After a fortnight she saw a support worker bend a patient’s wrist so much, she feared it might break.
She also noticed that patients were covered in bruises.
Ashleigh raised each incident with her managers but nothing was done.
When she raised her concerns with deputy manager Leanne Kilby and manager Jim Sazarally she was allegedly told that "making a fuss" was “not the Castlebeck way”.
Ashleigh, 25,telephoned Care Quality Commission regulators in October 2010. The commission said it would call back for more details, but never did.
Encouraged by fellow whistleblower and former line manager Terry Bryan, brave Ashleigh met the Panorama team in January 2011 and gave them information about which patients were being abused and by which members of staff.
In other news, an angry mob descended on bailed care worker Wayne Rogers' home, after his address was circulated on Twitter.
He was not at home.
The alleged address of another Winterbourne View care worker called Charlotte was also retweeted. I'm not going to reveal it, but it is tempting.