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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Complaints to HSE over treatment of vulnerable adults surge

Complaints to the independent whistleblowing service for the HSE’s treatment of vulnerable adults almost doubled last year.
However, the number of complaints alleging abuse to independent confidential recipient Leigh Gath dropped, her second annual report shows.
Ms Gath was appointed in December 2014 after the HSE published a policy on safeguarding vulnerable people at risk of abuse.
Last year, she received 220 concerns and complaints, of which 199 have been “closed out”, according to the report.

The Irish Times