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Muckamore Abbey hospital a 'high risk' facility for patients with a 'culture of silence' on abuse allegations

Three months after the Irish News revealed an abuse scandal at a Northern Ireland hospital, concerns have been raised about the 'drip-feed' of information around the allegations. A high-level investigation is almost complete but will never be made public. However, details given to families in relation to the probe have laid bare a disturbing culture in which learning disabled patients were put at risk. Health Correspondent Seanín Graham reports.

'High risk setting': Muckamore Abbey Hospital, Co Antrim Picture Mal McCann.
Seanín Graham
MUCKAMORE Abbey hospital is a "high-risk setting" where vulnerable patients have a one in four chance of being "harmed", an expert heading up a confidential abuse probe has conclud[...]

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