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Mother of Muckamore patient describes 'trauma' of learning of more than 100 allegations of abuse

The mother of a Muckamore Abbey Hospital patient whose case sparked a massive abuse scandal has spoken for the first time about the toll it has taken on her family. With a major police investigation now at a crucial stage, she describes the trauma of learning about what took place on a hospital ward where she thought her vulnerable son would be safe. Health Correspondent Seanín Graham reports

Karen Brown, the mother of Muckamore Abbey Hospital patient Aaron Brown, with some of the 22-year-old's favourite toys. Picture by Hugh Russell
Seanín Graham
WHEN Karen Brown "handed over" her son to staff at Muckamore Abbey Hospital in the spring of 2017, she was told "he will be safe here". It was the first time Aaron Brown, then 2[...]

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