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£11.5m bill to plug staffing gaps at abuse probe Muckamore Abbey Hospital

Cost of employing agency workers at unit where 61 are suspended is almost £30k a day

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Muckamore Abbey Hospital in Northern Ireland (Liam McBurney/PA)

Muckamore Abbey Hospital in Northern Ireland (Liam McBurney/PA)

Muckamore Abbey Hospital in Northern Ireland (Liam McBurney/PA)

More than £11m has been spent covering staffing gaps at the troubled Muckamore Abbey Hospital in the last three years.

The bill is currently running at close to £30,000 a day, figures obtained by this newspaper reveal.

Between 2017 and September this year, agency staff costs totalled £11,575,121.


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