Ombudsman calls for powers to chase clinical malpractice complaints

Tragic case in Meath nursing home highlights lack of official body to deal with individual cases in healthcare settings

26th July, 2020
Ombudsman calls for powers to chase clinical malpractice complaints
Peter Tyndall, the Ombudsman, wants his office to be given powers to investigate individual complaints in healthcare settings

The state watchdog must be given powers to investigate clinical complaints in healthcare facilities such as nursing homes, the Ombudsman has said.

Speaking to the Business Post, Peter Tyndall said there was currently no authority that could investigate individual complaints in healthcare settings, including private nursing homes.

“We have jurisdiction over private sector nursing homes on the basis that many people who are resident in them get the Fair Deal scheme, so the...

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