Complaints on care practices in residential units in Roscrea

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Gardai and the Health Information and Quality Authority are continuing to investigate complaints about care practices in two residential units at a centre run by the Daughters of Charity in Roscrea.

The Daughters of Charity run the centre for people with intellectual disabilities.  The complaint was made by a person who has worked at the centre and focuses on two care units or bungalows there.
The Daughters of Charity say that while the allegations are not of a gratuitously violent or sexual nature, it had been agreed that the staff and agency worker be placed on leave while a screening process is undertaken.
In their statement, the Daughters of Charity also claim that they first heard of the complaint on Monday of this week, which they say is also around the time the Health Information and Quality Authority received a complaint.
Investigations are underway and the HSE has said that its management in the mid west region has established a Safeguarding Team to support the Daughters of Charity in dealing with the concerns.
The HSE is also urging anyone who has concerns about the care of vulnerable adults to come forward with those concerns.