Care home investigated over ‘breach of COVID-19 legislation’

Glenabbey Manor

A Northern Ireland care home is being investigated following claims of a breach of COVID-19 legislation.

Glenabbey Manor, which is operated by Runwood Homes, is the subject of a joint investigation by police and the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

A Trust spokesperson confirmed a Serious Adverse Incident (SAI) investigation had been launched as a result of a “number of serious concerns” raised over “inappropriate behaviour in breach of COVID-19 legislation” at the home.

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The Trust added that the investigation was not regarding 14 deaths that occurred at the home at the height of the pandemic.

A Runwood Homes spokesperson said: “We are working closely with the Northern HSC Trust in respect of an investigation relating to Glenabbey Manor Care Home, and we are fully cooperating with all agencies involved to evidence the continued high standards of care expected at the service.

“Glenabbey Manor has welcomed several quality monitoring visits, as well as an RQIA inspection, which have all been positive; a testament to the continued high standard of care delivery at the home.

“We thank the management and staff for their ongoing professionalism, and residents and families for their continuous support, at this time and throughout the pandemic.”

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