Emergency call system breakdown results in fears for older residents

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The breakdown of an emergency call system in a local authority housing scheme has resulted in residents fearing for their lives.


According to a report in yesterday’s Herald.ie, the emergency system at Mellowes Court, Finglas, is said to have been out of order for several months. It consists of pull cords that act as a means for elderly residents to contact emergency services. One resident told the Herald the devices had been disconnected in all 62 residents’ homes. He said many residents were living alone and some were ill, with no way of calling for help if they were the victim of an attack or found themselves in an emergency situation. He said the emergency call system there was vital. Read more at: Herald.ie