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This year
'In two years it will be too late': Nursing homes deliver stark warning on future of sector
“My staff don’t want to go, my residents are crying, it is just devastating,” the Director of Nursing in a Co Mayo home that is closing down said.
'Where will mum go?' Families panic following Cork nursing home's Fair Deal exit
Sheila Healy is turning 96 next month. Her children don’t know where she will be living come her birthday.
Nursing home staff question ethics of relying on large nutrition firms to assess residents
Nursing home staff said that elderly residents are being transferred to hospital to get catheters changed because it is so hard to access primary care.
All time
'Crisis' in nursing home sector as government slow to act on reforms, says Nursing Home Ireland
Nursing home providers are “frustrated” as they wait for progress on recommendations made by an expert panel last year.
Covid death toll in nursing homes passes 1,500, with 369 in January alone
A total of 4,300 positive coronavirus cases were recorded in nursing homes during January, the Oireachtas Health Committee heard.
'All about an effective roll-out now': Vaccine prioritisation for nursing home residents welcomed after difficult year
Under the government’s prioritisation plan, residents of nursing homes aged 65 and over will receive a Covid-19 vaccine first.
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NPHET raised concerns over outbreaks in nursing homes last weekend.
Nursing home sector 'concerned' as CMO highlights outbreaks in letter to government
The government is expected to reject NPHET’s advice and move the rest of the country to Level 3.
Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3
Concerns had been raised that nursing homes in Dublin were suspending window visits.
'We're on tenterhooks': Nursing home staff worried about nationwide rise in Covid-19 cases
After bearing the brunt of the outbreak earlier this year, the nursing home sector is worried at the resurgence of the virus.
Oireachtas committee calls for 'immediate' action to protect nursing homes in event of Covid-19 second wave
The report was welcomed by Nursing Homes Ireland and the INMO.
Many nursing homes taking 'cautious approach' to allowing visits despite green light from HSE
Many nursing homes, especially that have experienced Covid-19, are taking a more cautious approach.
'This is a huge scandal': No definitive plan for transferring of patients to nursing homes, committee hears
The committee heard from Hiqa this afternoon that the HSE “did not know this sector”.
Nursing Homes Ireland raised issue of PPE shortage with Department as early as February
A series of correspondence between NHI and the Department of Health has been published today.
'The dismay will live forever with us': Nursing homes CEO to tell TDs sector was left isolated at start of crisis
The Special Covid-19 Committee will meet today to discuss nursing homes and Direct Provision.
Consent is crucial for coronavirus testing. But in nursing homes, it isn't always so simple
Patients must consent to be tested – but sometimes that can prove challenging.
Predictable, not inevitable? How Covid-19 spread through Irish nursing homes
Questions remain about how the coronavirus spread so easily through nursing homes.
Minister Simon Harris 'to immediately address' PPE shortages in nursing homes
Minister Simon Harris met with representatives of nursing homes today to discuss their role in the Covid-19 crisis.
'It's too blunt': Concerns around adding home care to Fair Deal scheme
This bill is seen as the first small step towards State-aided home care in Ireland – but there are some big problems with it.
The pricing model for nursing home beds slammed as 'not fit for purpose'
A new report has criticised the pricing model in place for nursing homes in Ireland.
'Adding to chaos': Waiting times for nursing home funding double over three months
The waiting time for funding increased from six to 12 weeks, while the number of people on the list rose by 500.
Long waiting times for nursing home funding causing 'distress and hardship'
A new survey reveals that patients are waiting more than 10 weeks for funding approval.
Warning of future nursing homes crisis if 'action isn't taken now'
Nursing home representatives believe more resources are needed to prevent future shortages.
Nursing homes body says there are over 250 jobs available in the sector
The body that represents nursing homes in Ireland says that the sector could add 900 jobs a year for the next decade.
Nursing home owners to start knocking on politicians' doors over 'crisis in care'
Members of Nursing Homes Ireland will lobby TDs, senators and councillors to support the immediate establishment of a forum to discuss challenges in residential care.