16/04/2018

Homeless Man Dies Sheltering At Tallaght Hospital

An investigation is underway after a homeless man was found dead in Tallaght Hospital on Saturday afternoon, April 16.

The man was found in a chair in the emergency department, after he had been sheltering in the hospital.

He had not sought treatment at the hospital.

Gardaí confirmed that a post-mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death, but at this moment foul play is not expected.

Anthony Flynn, CEO and co-founder of Inner City Helping Homeless, said: "Sadly another homeless person has passed away last night. The individual presented to a city hospital and was found dead a number of hours later in the waiting area of A&E. This is yet another indictment on the failure to implement a proper function homeless service."

Non-profit organisation Focus Ireland has also recently launched an online campaign urging the government to take immediate action to ensure no one over 65 is homeless.

(CM)

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