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3000 Health workers accused of neglect and abuse of elderly and vunerable

category antrim | health / disability issues | news report author Tuesday November 01, 2005 22:39author by Ludmilla Report this post to the editors

Department of Health UK/Northern Ireland, figures reveal more than 200 care staff a month, are referred to the register set up to protect the elderly, mentally ill, and people with learning difficulties.

Neglect, physical and financial abuse were the top 3 reasons care staff are referred to the register.

The vast majority of people reported to the Protection of Vunerable Adults Scheme since its launch last July were working in Private sector residential care homes.

author by Refereepublication date Tue Nov 01, 2005 22:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

A link to the source material from the Department of Health would be useful. I thought the Protection of Vulnerable Adults Scheme was introduced some time during the summer of last year.

 
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