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Inspection: St Francis Care Home in Portadown

Inspection: St Francis Care Home in Portadown

Inspection: St Francis Care Home in Portadown

A Co Armagh care home cannot take new admissions after an unregistered nurse was left in charge of the facility.

Northern Ireland's health watchdog uncovered a number of serious failings at St Francis Private Care Home in Portadown during an unannounced inspection last month.

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) raised concerns about the health and welfare of residents, as well as the possibility that patient confidentiality had been breached.