HSE to use confidential informant to help investigate care home abuse claims

The head of the HSE Tony O'Brien has confirmed that a confidential informant has been appointed to handle allegations of abuse at care homes.

HSE to use confidential informant to help investigate care home abuse claims

The head of the HSE Tony O'Brien has confirmed that a confidential informant has been appointed to handle allegations of abuse at care homes.

O'Brien made the announcement at the start of a national summit to handle the fallout from the Prime Time programme on Aras Attracta in Co Mayo - which showed residents being kicked, force-fed, slapped and verbally abused.

Mr O'Brien added he is considering appointing undercover investigators to root out and prevent any further mistreatment at HSE homes.

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