Tuesday 21 February 2017

Vital role of our media praised

Published 19/12/2010 | 05:00

Sir -- With RTE's Prime Time exposing the abuse of vulnerable elderly citizens in their own homes, by the very people who were paid to help them, we were again reminded of our dependency on the media in all forms, TV, radio and newspapers, to inform us of bad practices. Without being informed, we would not be aware of the terrible abuse and neglect. Knowledge is power, and we must use it.

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The HSE hierarchy say they didn't know. They were employed and paid to know. If they didn't know, then they should not have been paid.

Until personal accountability and liability is established and heads roll, this type of abuse and neglect will continue.

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