Whistleblowers threaten HSE action

Two nurses who claim that mentally ill patients were physically abused at a psychiatric hospital in Co Louth have threatened to instigate legal action against the Health Service Executive.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
10th February, 2007

Two nurses who claim that mentally ill patients were physically abused at a psychiatric hospital in Co Louth have threatened to instigate legal action against the Health Service Executive.

Padraig Reilly and Pat Cusack, two former psychiatric nurses at St Brigid’s long-stay psychiatric hospital in Ardee, have made a number of serious allegations against former colleagues.

They claim they were forced out of their jobs and received death threats after they reported systematic...

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