A 'Prime Time Investigates' programme 'Home Truths' on the state of nursing home care prompted a national debate on how the elderly were being looked after in some nursing homes.
- Title Home Truths
- 1st Broadcast 30/05/2005
- ContributorAdrian Lydon
- Clip Duration 00:01:47
- Material Type Video
- Series title Prime Time Investigates
- Clip title Leas Cross Nursing Home
- Extended description
A 'Prime Time Investigates' special report on the state of nursing home care prompted a national debate on how the elderly were being looked after in some nursing homes. Using a hidden camera, reporter Cathal Gallagher, a qualified care worker, filmed shocking conditions and work practices in the Leas Cross nursing home at Swords, Dublin.
Shown here is the introduction to the 'Home Truths' programme presented by Adrian Lydon.
Just two hours before this edition of 'Prime Time Investigates' was broadcast, the operators of the nursing home lost a last minute High Court bid to prevent the screening of the programme. 'Prime Time Investigates - Home Truths' won the best current affairs programme at the Irish Film and Television Awards for 2005.
'Prime Time' is RTÉ's main current affairs series and was first broadcast in 1998 and continues today.
- Local keywords Society, Social Issues, Elderly, Nursing Home, Leas Cross, Private Nursing Home, RTÉ, Current Affairs, Investigative Journalism
- Geographical coverage Swords, Dublin, Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2005
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier DX61/02685
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
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