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#Nursing Homes

# nursing-homes - Yesterday’s News

Nursing home accommodation costs 62% more in public residences than in private alternatives

A new report has looked at the operation of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme.

# nursing-homes - Friday 31 July, 2020

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.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Half of nursing homes inspected after Covid-19 outbreaks not infection-control compliant

One nursing home had left bedroom doors open for residents that had tested positive for Covid-19.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Temporary payments for extra Covid-19 nursing home costs extended

The scheme providing Covid-19 support payments was due to close on Tuesday but will now include July, August and September.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Almost 1 in 5 nursing home residents diagnosed with Covid-19, Oireachtas committee hears

The Department of Health’s secretary general was speaking before an Oireachtas committee on Covid-19 earlier today.

HSE chief to tell TDs of 'very significant changes' needed to treatment of vulnerable older people

Paul Reid will appear before the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

# nursing-homes - Monday 15 June, 2020

'Tears of joy and happiness' as visitors return to nursing homes

It has been three months since residents have been able to see their loved ones in person.

Visitors will be permitted in nursing homes for the first time since March from today

The group Sage Advocacy said people are “counting down the minutes to see their loved ones again”.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy

David Nabarro was speaking to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# nursing-homes - Friday 5 June, 2020

Visits to nursing homes return on 15 June - but with stringent checks for visitors

The lifting of the ban on nursing home visits was announced today.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 28 May, 2020

HSE chief Paul Reid: There are 'obvious gaps' in governance of private nursing homes

Paul Reid said the target of having 90% of tests for Covid-19 turned around in three days has not been met and it is currently at 83%.

NPHET needs to move faster to find ways to allow us visit our loved ones in nursing homes

Dublin woman Therese Bruton’s mother is in a nursing home. She says enough is enough, they need to see their loved ones.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Nursing homes timeline: Early predictions of problems with PPE, hospital discharges and poaching of staff in letters

Hundreds of pages of correspondence between Nursing Homes Ireland and the Department of Health were released yesterday.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Officials looking at 'creative' ways they could allow nursing home visits again

Dr Holohan said health officials are ‘very sensitive’ to the issue and aware of the impact on the mental health of residents.

# nursing-homes - Monday 25 May, 2020

Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April

Many complainants raised concerns about social distancing and infection control measures in homes as the virus spread.

# nursing-homes - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Harris announces establishment of Covid-19 nursing home expert panel

The establishment of the panel follows a recent National Public Health Emergency Team recommendation.

# nursing-homes - Monday 11 May, 2020

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.

# nursing-homes - Sunday 10 May, 2020

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak Coronavirus This post contains videos

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak

Some 120 million masks will arrive in Ireland from South Korea in the coming weeks.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Louth nursing home has recorded 26 deaths from Covid-19, says Sinn Féin TD

Sinn Féin’s Ruairí Ó Murchú said that the deaths occured at the Dealgan House Nursing Home.

# nursing-homes - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'It's distressing for families': Call for repeat Covid-19 testing in nursing homes

Over 200 clusters of the virus have been reported in nursing homes to date.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Patients being left in hospital for longer periods due to delay in transfer of care into nursing homes

The outbreak in nursing homes has left some non-Covid patients, who are ready to leave hospital, stuck in hospital.

# nursing-homes - Sunday 26 April, 2020

In the red: 75 residential care facilities at 'significant risk in terms of operation', says HSE

Testing has been ramped up in nursing homes for staff and residents in recent days.

# nursing-homes - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Harris hopes for 'slight easing' of restrictions on 5 May

The plan will outline the phases of lifting restrictions.

# nursing-homes - Friday 24 April, 2020

Predictable, not inevitable? How Covid-19 spread through Irish nursing homes

Questions remain about how the coronavirus spread so easily through nursing homes.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Nursing home staff crisis 'escalating' as hundreds of staff unable to work due to Covid-19

Just 4% of nursing homes surveyed said they had staff redeployed by the HSE.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

CMO says it's 'perfectly appropriate' for GPs to conduct nursing home consultations over phone

Private nursing homes have reported they are struggling to get on-site visits from GPs.

Coronavirus: 44 deaths and 388 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials are providing an update this evening after the latest NPHET meeting.

Self-assessment checklist for nursing homes on Covid-19 preparations published by Hiqa

On-site inspections to see how prepared nursing homes are for an outbreak will begin next week.

Nursing home owner describes 'heartbreak' of telling families they cannot visit residents who are dying

She said there have been a total of 13 confirmed positive cases in her facility and seven residents with Covid-19 have died.

# nursing-homes - Monday 20 April, 2020

Dr Tony Holohan: 'It wasn't realistic for us to think that we could keep this entirely out of nursing homes'

The Chief Medical Officer said that the R0 was originally thought to be 2.4, but is now estimated to be closer to 4 or 5.

# nursing-homes - Sunday 19 April, 2020

'The language is unacceptable': HSE officials criticise memo which described patients as 'dirty' and 'clean'

The HSE acknowledged that the memo “caused a lot of upset” which it called “really unfortunate”.

# nursing-homes - Friday 17 April, 2020

11 Covid-19 related deaths recorded in two weeks at Dublin care home for older people

The HSE said since 2 April, 11 people with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 have died.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Tracked: How the HSE advice to nursing homes shifted between March and April

Nursing homes have become the new focus of concern during the Covid-19 crisis.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Coronavirus in Irish nursing homes: 'They can't have a family member holding their hand'

A total of 209 clusters have been identified in the country’s nursing homes and residential institutions.

# nursing-homes - Monday 13 April, 2020

'Ongoing analysis' into potential under-reporting of deaths in Ireland related to Covid-19

The question of extra deaths in the population as a result of the virus has been raised several times over the past number of weeks.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 9 April, 2020

89-year-old man who died in nursing home had been waiting 15 days for Covid-19 test result

Jerry Ryan’s family said some eight residents are also waiting for their results back.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Covid-19: Nursing home clusters more than double in four days as Mater Hospital says ICU is full

The figures come as a senior medic at the Mater hospital in Dublin has said that the ICU there is full.

# nursing-homes - Friday 3 April, 2020

HSE says some of the PPE flown in from China is 'not appropriate for use'

The Irish government has spent over €200 million on PPE from countries such as China.

New figures show 38 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland's nursing homes

Nursing homes now account for 23.8% of Covid-19 clusters in the country.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Staff health checks and more PPE for nursing home staff, but representative group says test results still too slow

Simon Harris has said a lot of the new measures are “already underway” in nursing homes.

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