| 12.3°C Dublin

Close

Premium

Big Read: 'I think you're all getting fed up with me' - the elderly left to languish in our nursing homes

Close

Mary Bruton

Mary Bruton

Therese Bruton whose mother Mary is resident in a Dublin nursing home. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Therese Bruton whose mother Mary is resident in a Dublin nursing home. Photo: Gerry Mooney

/

Mary Bruton

'I think you are all getting fed up with me," Patrick told his wife during an emotional phone call two weeks ago.

As Carmel, his wife of more than 50 years, tried to explain that Covid-19 meant visits to his nursing home were curtailed, she began to cry, leaving her daughter Karen to step in.


Related Content








Most Watched





Privacy