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Homeless man found dead in chair in waiting area of Tallaght Hospital

16 April 2018 06:48
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Homeless man found dead in chair in waiting area of Tallaght Hospital

The hospital says the man had been sheltering in the hospital and had not sought treatment.

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING after a man who was homeless was found dead in a chair in the emergency department of Tallaght Hospital on Saturday afternoon.

In a statement, gardaí confirmed a probe into the death of a man in his 40s.

“A post-mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death. However foul play is not suspected,” gardaí said.

Tallaght University Hospital confirmed that a person died in the waiting area of the emergency department.

“The person in question is understood to have been homeless and had been sheltering at the hospital and had not sought medical treatment,” a statement said.

Campaign group Inner City Helping Homeless said that both homelessness and health were “beyond crisis levels” and called for Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to initiate an immediate review of homeless services.

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Source: thejournal.ie

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