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More staff suspended at scandal-hit Muckamore Abbey Hospital

Further staff members have been suspended at Muckamore Abbey Hospital in Northern Ireland.

The Belfast Trust has confirmed the staff had been suspended, with the action being taken as a precautionary measure.

It comes after the suspension last November of four staff members at the hospital for ill-treatment of patients.

On Thursday the Irish News reported 12 nurses had been suspended at the care facility with a further 10 suspensions 'pending', with CCTV allegedly showing abusive behaviour towards patients.

On Tuesday, a whistleblower at the Co Antrim hospital warned "someone is going to get killed" if issues at the facility were not addressed.

Issues raised by the whilsteblower related to 'rampant' violent assaults on staff and a "dangerous work environment".

Muckamore Abbey Hospital is located just outside of Antrim town and provides inpatient facilities for vulnerable individuals with learning difficulties and mental health issues.

The PSNI spokeswoman said: "There have been no prosecutions to date. However, the investigation remains ongoing."

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