Garda receive complaint about Rostrevor nursing home worker

 

Gardaí have received a complaint about a staff member at the Rostrevor nursing home in Dublin.

The Garda yesterday confirmed that an investigation would take place into the complaint relating to the south Dublin facility.

The private nursing home was taken over by the State after allegations of abuse of residents by a male care assistant were made by other staff members.

In response to the allegations, the Government promised to accelerate the introduction of whistleblower legislation.

However, a suggestion by Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn that this might be brought in sector by sector rather than in one overarching piece of legislation was criticised yesterday by Transparency International Ireland.