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Dunmurry Manor

Dunmurry Manor

Sinn Fein MLA Pat Sheehan

Sinn Fein MLA Pat Sheehan

Clifton Nursing Home

Clifton Nursing Home

PA

Dunmurry Manor

A care home at the centre of a deadly Covid-19 outbreak was failing minimum infection control standards just months before the pandemic hit, it can be revealed.

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) inspected Oak Tree Manor Nursing Home in January and raised concerns about measures in place to stop the spread of infection.

The regulator gave the home, formerly known as Dunmurry Manor, until the end of February to address the situation.