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Thursday 17 April 2014

Ten care workers suspended over allegations of abusive or neglectful care

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Ten staff at a Dublin care facility for people with intellectual disabilities have been suspended while an investigation into allegations of abusive or neglectful care takes place.

A source confirmed to Independent.ie that an investigation is taking place into practises at the Stewarts Care organisation in Dublin.

It is understood that Trinity College students – who were on placement at Stewarts Care organisation in Dublin- made the claim that some nurses and care staff were not closing doors when clients were showering.

The students also claimed some clients were locked out of their bungalows; and some were being spoken about as if they were not present.

The HSE Head of Operations of Disability Services, Marion Meany, has been in discussions with Stewarts regarding the concerns raised and has been fully briefed as to their action plan.

Stewarts Care Ltd cares for 300 residents with intellectual disabilities, and provides services for some 600 other clients, including children.

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