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Concern as Dunmurry investigation extended - Gildernew

19 March, 2019 - by Colm Gildernew

Sinn Féin MLA Colm Gildernew has expressed concern following the extension of the PSNI investigation into Dunmurry Manor care home.

Commenting after it was revealed that the investigation was being widened to include care of the residents between June 2014 and July 2017, the Sinn Féin spokespersons for Carers and wellbeing said:

"It is concerning that the police investigation into the treatment of residents at Dunmurry manor care home has been extended to cover residents from June 2014 until July 2017.

“After meeting with some of the families originally involved with the Home Truths report from the Commissioner of Older People, into Dunmurry Manor, I know this will cause those families and residents who lived there some distress and anxiety.

“When we last met with the PSNI, we encouraged them to ensure that the investigation was given sufficient resources and that the families of those involved must be kept informed throughout the process.

“Given that the investigation remit has been extended it suggests that there are more questions regarding the oversight and management of the care home. The PSNI must be given the space to follow all lines of enquiry."

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