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Fresh Muckamore claims ‘deeply concerning’ - Sheehan

21 March, 2019 - by Pat Sheehan


Sinn Féin spokesperson for Health Pat Sheehan has said fresh allegations of sexual abuse at Muckamore Abbey Hospital are deeply concerning.

The West Belfast MLA said: "The recent allegation that has come to light concerning sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult in Muckamore Abbey Hospital is deeply worrying for residents and families.

"Claims that the Northern Trust did not fully or properly investigate the accusation or make the PSNI aware of it is also a serious concern.

"This once again raises serious worries around adult safeguarding processes in Muckamore and in the health trusts.

"I have requested a meeting with the Northern Trust to seek a full explanation of their response to these allegations.

"This is just the most recent revelation with regard to alleged abuse in Muckamore Abbey Hospital and yet another example of why a public inquiry into the hospital is needed to get a full understanding of what happened there."

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