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'It added insult to injury': Family of man (77) who died in nursing home given belongings of other deceased patients

In further anguish to the family of Jim Houlihan, they were given the belongings of two other deceased residents, writes Catherine Fegan

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Andrew Houlihan, whose father Jim died from Covid-19, with his children Soraya (8), Sophia (7), Caleb (3) and Sienna (2). Photo: Mark Condren

Andrew Houlihan, whose father Jim died from Covid-19, with his children Soraya (8), Sophia (7), Caleb (3) and Sienna (2). Photo: Mark Condren

Andrew Houlihan, whose father Jim died from Covid-19, with his children Soraya (8), Sophia (7), Caleb (3) and Sienna (2). Photo: Mark Condren

An HSE nursing home has launched an investigation after a grieving family was given the personal effects of two other deceased residents among items belonging to their father, who passed away from Covid-19.

In an email to the family who made the traumatic discovery, the acting director of nursing at Clonskeagh Community Nursing home in Dublin described the incident as a "serious error".


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