Investigation launched into Four Seasons care home lockdown trip


An investigation has been launched into a trip for care home residents during lockdown.

The probe was launched by the Southern Health Trust (SHSCT) into a trip for residents of Four Seasons’ Dungannon Care Home in County Tyrone to a secure sensory garden in early May, the BBC reported.

A spokesperson for the Southern Trust said: “Given the ongoing concerns of relatives around this visit, we have initiated a Serious Adverse Incident (SAI) to investigate the circumstances further and ensure that lessons are learned for everyone involved.”

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A Four Seasons (FSHC) spokesperson said: “Four Seasons Health Care is aware of the SHSCT intention to undertake a SAI related to an outing to a secure sensory garden which took place in early May. The Trust will have our full cooperation and of course FSHC will welcome any lessons which are learnt as a result of the process.”

Dungannon provides respite care and 24-hour specialist care for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities.

Four Seasons’ website describes the home as having a “busy activities programme”, including outings, visits from entertainers and holidays to the local region, as well as visits from local school and church groups.

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