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Clifton Nursing Home

Clifton Nursing Home

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Julieann McNally

Julieann McNally

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Robin Swann

Robin Swann

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Clifton Nursing Home

Health minister Robin Swann has been challenged over his assertion that officials acted swiftly to protect residents at a failing care home.

A safety campaigner has written to Mr Swann to outline a series of "horrendous" failures by Clifton Nursing Home, which has been at the centre of a deadly Covid-19 outbreak, dating back to 2014. Failings uncovered by officials include residents sharing underwear; residents with dirty hair, clothes and nails; and a shortage of PPE to enable staff to provide personal care.

Julieann McNally has urged Mr Swann to commission a review into the care provided at Clifton Nursing Home and all other homes owned by private care provider Runwood Homes.


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