The widow of a local man who was hospitalised after developing facial wounds containing maggots at a Co. Meath nursing home has questioned the findings of an inspection at the facility.

Mary Bartley-Meehan, whose husband Ultan died in June two weeks after being moved from Kilbrew Nursing Home in Ashbourne, is renewing her call for an independent inquiry into the incident.

She also lost her 52-year-old son, Adrian – who was a resident at the facility as well – to Covid-19.

Ms. Bartley-Meehan has questioned how HIQA could conclude in a report published yesterday that the overall care at Kilbrew was “of a good quality” when they found failings in wound management and six other areas of non-compliance.