The PSNI have launched an investigation into allegations over the mistreatment of patients at Dunmurry Manor Care Home after a Report was released by Northern Ireland's Commissioner for Older People (COPNI). An investigation into the care home in June found a "horrific catalogue of inhuman and degrading treatment, with many spending their last few months living in appalling circumstances."
Northern Ireland's Commissioner for Older People, Eddie Lynch, said the report outlined a "disturbing picture where there were many significant failures in safeguarding care and treatment". This led to many of the residents "not receiving adequate protection for prolonged periods of time".
Dunmurry Manor opened in 2014 but repeated inspections found problems while family members and former employees also raised concerns. The Report prepared by COPNI made 59 recommendations to the relevant authorities in Northern Ireland focusing on the way care for older people is commissioned, regulated, monitored and delivered.
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