Thursday 21 June 2018

Warning shots were fired a decade ago - yet patients still can't count on the system

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Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

It is more than a decade since the HSE was told to overhaul the way it manages the private accounts of patients in its long-term care.

It is currently the keeper of around €120m in personal funds which are the property of people in nursing homes, disability centres and mental health facilities.

They range from pension books to the proceeds of the sale of family homes, property documents and businesses.

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