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Care home owners working in Australia | Print |  Email
Sunday, 29 January 2012


On Thursday the Irish Times reported that mother and daughter Miriam and Hayley Holmes, who left the country after their nursing home was closed by the Health Information and Quality Authority, have been working in a nursing home in Melbourne. The Holmes’ nursing home, the Avondale in Kilkenny, was closed last July over concerns about health and safety; gardaí are also investigating allegations of theft from patients.

Miriam Holmes spent some time as manager of the Plumpton Villa nursing home in Glenroy, just outside Melbourne, while her daughter is listed as a clinical care co-ordinator for the same premises. A spokesman for the nursing home said that Mrs Holmes had recently left her job.

On Friday the Irish Times reported that gardaí have been in touch with the Australian authorities in furtherance of their investigations into the operation of the Avondale home. The report also indicated that any attempt to extradite the two women from Australia could prove difficult.




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