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‘Scale of Muckamore investigation emphasises failure of care’ – Gildernew

27 August, 2019 - by Colm Gildernew


The sheer scale of wrongdoing at Muckamore Abbey Hospital reiterates the need for investigations to be thorough and robust, Sinn Féin MLA Colm Gildernew has said.

The party’s spokesperson for carers was commenting on shocking revelations that police have identified 1,500 crimes on just one ward.   

Colm Gildernew said:

“The reality that police have identified 1,500 crimes in only one ward reiterates the need for the investigation into wrongdoing at the hospital to be thorough and robust.

 “Given the shocking scale of these findings, it’s important the PSNI pursue all lines of inquiry as a part of the investigation.

“This is the largest investigation into adult safeguarding that the PSNI have ever had to undertake.

“It is important for affected patients and their families we get to the truth of what happened but it is also vital in ensuring it is not allowed to happen again.”

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