Nine staff placed ‘off-duty’ at Áras Attracta facility for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Inquiry ordered into slapping, force-feeding allegations at Mayo centre
Nine staff placed ‘off-duty’ at Áras Attracta facility for adults with intellectual disabilities. Allegations of serious mistreatment of residents at a Co Mayo centre for adults with intellectual disabilities have prompted the Health Service Executive to order an independently led investigation.
The HSE, which runs the unit, has also notified the Garda about the allegations, which have resulted in nine staff at Áras Attracta residential facility being placed “off-duty”. The investigation will examine serious allegations of slapping and force-feeding of patients, HSE national director for social care Pat Healy told The Irish Times.