Re: Roscommon Childcare case.
There is no accountability and nobody's head will roll
Originally Posted by Newsy
In a statement, the HSE said it fully accepted the findings and recommendations of the report into the failures of the then Western Health Board, later absorbed into the HSE.
This is a quite disgusting 'apology'.
"Our apology is unreserved and unequivocal. The report finds that, regardless of the good intentions of the health and social service providers, important child protection concerns were not addressed adequately over the years. This failure meant that the harm and neglect of the children and young adults in this family continued."
There were NO good 'intentions' shown towards the children - They failed to act on obviously sick and hungry children, They failed to take any action despite knowing that the children were living in a squalid three-bedroom bungalow, strewn with rubbish and dead rodents - clear risk indicators of neglect and the professionals turned their backs. Back in time other children were found in similar disgraceful conditions - lice-ridden, bruised, ill, hungry and the State's response then was similar. They turned their backs on those children too and gave money to the nuns - nuns who were (and still are) managing primary and secondary schools, boarding schools and hospitals. The children were ignored and the State didn't intervene on their behalf.
There will be no despair at this report in the Western Health area or in the HSE - this is, after all, just another report highlighting their criminal incompetence. Expect no change, expect no resignations ....
but DO expect another damning report.
Give me a misty day, pearly gray, silver, silky faced, wide-awake crescent-shaped smile