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Colette McAfee’s diabetes should have precluded her from high-risk post

Colette McAfee’s diabetes should have precluded her from high-risk post

Colette McAfee’s diabetes should have precluded her from high-risk post

A nurse left critically ill after working at a care home at the centre of a deadly Covid-19 outbreak should not have been placed there, an investigation has found.

Colette McAfee was diagnosed with Covid-19 after working at Clifton Nursing Home in north Belfast, where nine residents with the virus have died.

An official probe has found a risk assessment was not carried out prior to the Belfast Trust placing her at the home, despite the fact she has diabetes and had come out of retirement to assist with the Covid-19 response.