Sheehan meets Muckamore Abbey staff
Sinn Féin spokesperson for health Pat Sheehan MLA met with a group of concerned staff from Muckamore Abbey hospital today.
Speaking after the meeting Mr Sheehan said:
"Staff have raised serious concerns regarding current staffing levels, difficult working environment and low morale within the hospital.
"This raises important questions with regard to on-going management and leadership at Muckamore Abbey Hospital.
"Investigations into alleged abuse of vulnerable adult patients at Muckamore Abbey are on-going and the safety and wellbeing of patients currently there must be ensured.
"The Belfast Trust and management at Muckamore Abbey hospital need to urgently address ongoing concerns with regard to staffing levels and ultimately ensure staff are supported to safeguard patients.
"We have contacted the RQIA to inform them of the concerns raised by staff.
"The Belfast Trust must ensure that all patients are given the high standard of care they deserve."