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Action call: Julieann McNally of CHASNI

Action call: Julieann McNally of CHASNI

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Action call: Julieann McNally of CHASNI

Overstretched care home staff are putting incontinence pads on residents because they don't have time to take them to the toilet, it has been claimed.

Care Home Advice and Support NI (CHASNI), which supports care home residents and their families, said staff at care homes are also closing curtains to stop relatives from seeing their loved ones during the pandemic.

And according to Julieann McNally from CHASNI, a number of care homes have served eviction notices on residents when family members raised concerns about their loved ones.


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