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Clifton Nursing Home in north Belfast

Clifton Nursing Home in north Belfast

Alliance health spokeswoman Paula Bradshaw

Alliance health spokeswoman Paula Bradshaw

Clifton Nursing Home in north Belfast

Northern Ireland's health watchdog uncovered scenes of chaos inside a scandal-hit care home at the centre of a deadly Covid-19 outbreak, it can be revealed.

Among the litany of failings, the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) found that residents in the dementia unit of Clifton Nursing Home were able to access cleaning chemicals.

The RQIA carried out inspections at the facility in north Belfast on May 15 and 21. Inspectors found the manager was wearing her personal protective equipment inappropriately and information provided by the Belfast Trust on the use of PPE was incorrect.