HSE’s ‘whistleblower’ probing six allegations of abuse in care facilities

The HSE’s confidential recipient Leigh Gath is probing six separate allegations of abuse and mistreatment in care facilities.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
22nd February, 2015

Gath, a thalidomide survivor who has campaigned against government cuts affecting disabled people, was appointed to work as confidential recipient for HSE-funded services in December.

She said “some of the allegations [were] very serious,” but that the investigations were at “a very early, preliminary stage”.

Gath’s appointment was announced by HSE chief Tony O’Brien in December.

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