Thursday August 6, 2020

Widow of nursing home resident seeks ‘urgent meeting’ with Donnelly

Mary Bartley-Meehan’s solicitor says she rejects the claim that was issued on behalf of former health minister Simon Harris, which said Hiqa had engaged with the family

12th July, 2020
New Minister for Health Simon Donnelly has been urged to meet Mervyn Taylor of Sage Advocacy

The widow of the former nursing home resident who died in disturbing circumstances is seeking “an urgent meeting” with new Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, over concerns about the way in which her late husband‘s case has been handled by health authorities.

Ultan Meehan, 79, died in hospital last month after being admitted from the Kilbrew Nursing Home in Ashbourne in Co Meath. He had dementia and terminal cancer.

When he was...

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