Ruth Northway condemns abuse at Mayo care cetre

December 10, 2014

Professor Ruth Northway, professor of learning disability, was interviewed for Ireland’s RTE News network about the allegations of abuse at Mayo care centre

An undercover RTÉ Investigations Unit report broadcast on Prime Time showed some residents at a unit of Áras Attracta care centre in Swinford being force-fed, slapped, kicked, physically restrained and shouted at.

Professor Ruth Northway said says staff appeared to be taking pleasure in exerting power over one resident, in the scene that shows her being denied use of the bathroom.

You can read more about the shocking report on the RTE website and in the Journal.

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