Friday June 5, 2020

A nightmare in care

Cases of Grace and Ann could be the tip of iceberg, says whistleblower

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
7th February, 2016
Although the HSE knew about the foster home situation for two years, its chief executive Tony O’Brien said it lacked the legal powers to end it – despite, ultimately, ‘bluffing’ to do soRollingnews.ie

It will be some time before anything like the truth emerges about the failings in care standards surrounding the foster home abuse scandal in the south-east.

The overarching question is why, in 1996, did a three-person health board panel reverse a decision to remove a young woman, referred to as Grace, from the home when credible allegations of rape, neglect and severe physical abuse had been made. It is alleged her file notes recorded that...

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