CEO of Kerry Parents and Friends not opposed to CCTV in residential care homes

The chief executive of the Kerry Parents and Friends says she would have no issue with CCTV cameras being installed in residential care homes. Marie Lenihan made the comments following the broadcast of last night’s Prime Time programme on the care of people with intellectual disabilities at a Mayo care home. The programme portrayed a number of residents being shouted at, sat on and force fed. Kerry Parents & Friends Association Marie Lenihan says that care plans for residents in the care of Kerry Parents and Friends – which provides services for adults with intellectual disabilities and their families in the county – are well structured and regularly audited. She says that she wouldn’t have a problem with cameras being installed in care facilities. Patients’ dignity and privacy in bathrooms and bedrooms would have to be respected but they could be installed in other areas: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/32376/medium/”]

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