A Wexford woman has told how she was left lying helpless in a urine-soaked bed for 21 hours because of a lack of carers.
Sharon Colgan who has cerebral palsy and a spinal injury says she was distraught and left without food and water because the home care company, which the HSE pays for, could not find a replacement carer due to staff shortages.
Sharon says no one should be left in circumstances like she was.
"At the start it was like 'it's going to be fine, it'll be fine, they'll sort something, they'll find something'.
"As the day went on I was saying to myself 'I wish I didn't have these disabilities, I wish I didn't need this care, I wish I had a normal life, that I didn't have to depend on care companies for this'.
"No food, no water, nothing.
"And I have two dogs with me as well, they couldn't get out either."
A HSE statement says it takes all complaints seriously and South East Community Healthcare has been made aware of an issue in the region.