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McGoldick Enterprises Limited to stand trial over care home death

By Ashleigh McDonald

A private nursing home is to stand trial on a charge of corporate manslaughter following the death of a patient in its care, a court heard.

McGoldick Enterprises Limited is facing two charges arising from the death of patient Mary Dowds, who died suddenly at Maine Private Nursing Home on Antrim's Creevery Road on April 8 last year.

The firm was represented at Antrim Crown Court by director Ian McGoldrick. It has been charged with corporate manslaughter which caused the death of Mary Dowds, in that it "managed or organised your activities in a way amounting to a gross breach of a relevant duty of care owed by you to the said deceased."

McGoldick Enterprises Limited was also charged with failing to ensure the safety of a non-employee on the same date.

When both charges were put to Mr McGoldrick, he replied "not guilty". A barrister representing the company told Judge Desmond Marrinan that they would be seeking "expert evidence".

The trial date was fixed for Monday, April 13, 2015, at Antrim Crown Court.

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