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Watchdog failed to inspect heavily criticised Clifton Nursing Home for six months

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Damning reports: Clifton Nursing Home in north Belfast

Damning reports: Clifton Nursing Home in north Belfast

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Damning reports: Clifton Nursing Home in north Belfast

Health inspectors did not visit a scandal-hit care home for six months despite it having been threatened with closure over concerns for residents' safety.

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) visited Clifton Nursing Home on June 24 last year to ensure it was meeting minimum standards, just weeks after serious concerns about conditions in the home had been raised.

It has now emerged that the watchdog did not carry out another inspection until five weeks ago, on January 7.


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