Woman arrested in connection with Muckamore Abbey investigation

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An investigation into care at the hospital was launched in 2017

By Q Radio News

Police have arrested a 42-year-old woman in connection with allegations of abuse at Muckamore Abbey hospital.

Last week officers arrested A 52-year-old woman in connection with the investigation into ill-treatment of patients  at the hospital, which provides care for adults with special needs and learning difficulties.

 

She was the 16th person to be arrested in the connection with the case and was later released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Last month, the PSNI said that seven people will be prosecuted for a range of offences linked to ill-treatment of patients at the hospital..

Allegations of abuse at the facility first emerged in 2017 and police launched an investigation into care at the hospital. 

A report into the governance and management of the facility by the Belfast Trust found serious failings.

Following on from the findings, the health minister announced a public inquiry into failings at the hospital.

(Muckamore Abbey hospital provides care for adults with special needs and learning difficulties)

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