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Patients left without prescribed medicines at care home

ELDERLY patients at an Omagh care home were left without prescribed medication for up to a fortnight.

This is the third time in the past five years that concerns have been highlighted at Knockmoyle Lodge Nursing Home.

The latest report revealed failings in the way medicines were administered to those under its care – with some residents found to be without their prescribed medication for up to two weeks.

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This put patients ‘at risk of toxicity or pain’, the report stated.

Inspectors from the RQIA, which monitors the care and standards of nursing homes and social care settings across the North, carried out an unannounced inspection at Knockmoyle Lodge Nursing Home from August 8 to 13.

The nursing home owners have apologised to patients and their families.

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