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There are concerns that people with intellectual disabilities, who also have psychiatric problems, are being treated in unapproved centres where they could be put into seclusion, restrained or in some cases, locked up. Dr Susan Finnerty, Assistant Inspector of Mental Health Services, said this was “an over-riding concern” for the…
Thursday, 20 Jul, 2006

Uncertain Future For Care Homes

Six residential homes for elderly people in the Lisburn and south Down areas are facing an uncertain future. The Down Lisburn Health Trust is planning to reduce the number of beds, forcing the closure of two homes. A number of factors will be taken into consideration including the state of…
Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE) is failing to abide by rules limiting the fees patients in nursing homes should pay, Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has revealed. Despite a radical overhaul of how the elderly pay for care, the Office of the Ombudsman found several cases were the HSE was ignoring its…
Ulster's jailed rapists have been spending, on average, less than four years behind bars, it can be revealed today. While the average sentence for rape handed down by Northern Ireland's courts from 1999 to 2003 was seven and a half years, the controversial 50% remission policy here meant that rapists…