Leas Cross Nursing Home

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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
  • Contributor
    Adrian 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.

  • Information

    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
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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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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