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#Nursing Homes

# nursing-homes - Monday 22 March, 2021

'Huge step in the right direction': Nursing home residents allowed two visits per week from today
# Visiting
# Visiting

'Huge step in the right direction': Nursing home residents allowed two visits per week from today

Mar 22nd 2021, 12:33 PM 10,451 Views 15 Comments

New guidance on nursing home visits has taken effect.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Nursing home residents allowed two visits per week from 22 March
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents allowed two visits per week from 22 March

Mar 11th 2021, 6:09 PM 23,006 Views 22 Comments

There will be no requirement to limit these visits to under an hour.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Serial Covid-19 testing in nursing homes showing positivity rate of just 0.2%, Reid says
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Serial Covid-19 testing in nursing homes showing positivity rate of just 0.2%, Reid says

Mar 10th 2021, 7:47 AM 11,708 Views 14 Comments

As of Saturday evening, there were 523,069 vaccine doses administered across the country.

# nursing-homes - Friday 26 February, 2021

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
# The North
# The North

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Feb 26th 2021, 8:05 PM 10,006 Views 13 Comments

The drive to administer first and second doses of vaccines across the North’s care homes has been completed.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Covid death toll in nursing homes passes 1,500, with 369 in January alone
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Covid death toll in nursing homes passes 1,500, with 369 in January alone

Feb 2nd 2021, 2:51 PM 15,151 Views 46 Comments

A total of 4,300 positive coronavirus cases were recorded in nursing homes during January, the Oireachtas Health Committee heard.

# nursing-homes - Friday 22 January, 2021

11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak
# Lusk
# Lusk

11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:49 PM 37,827 Views 30 Comments

The HSE said a significant number of both patients and staff at the home “remain affected by Covid-19″.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste

Jan 21st 2021, 1:30 PM 27,574 Views 42 Comments

‘They didn’t come in Covid positive, they picked up Covid while in the hospital,’ said Leo Varadkar.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 7 January, 2021

78-year-old man who had Covid-19 and was given an hour to live ‘very happy’ to receive vaccine
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

78-year-old man who had Covid-19 and was given an hour to live ‘very happy’ to receive vaccine

Jan 7th 2021, 2:33 PM 29,285 Views 19 Comments

Michael Delaney was hospitalised with Covid-19 for seven weeks last year.

# nursing-homes - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing
# Allegations
# Allegations

Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing

Jan 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 29,958 Views 25 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# nursing-homes - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Paul Reid: 'I'm certain we'll get back to hugging friends and not wearing masks'
# Hope
# Hope

Paul Reid: 'I'm certain we'll get back to hugging friends and not wearing masks'

Dec 19th 2020, 10:30 AM 22,734 Views 33 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, the HSE’s CEO said the pandemic highlighted a number of health policy shifts that are needed.

# nursing-homes - Monday 7 December, 2020

Visitor rules for nursing homes are looser from today ahead of Christmas
# Long Time Residential Care
# Long Time Residential Care

Visitor rules for nursing homes are looser from today ahead of Christmas

Dec 7th 2020, 8:56 AM 8,031 Views 3 Comments

Residents can received one visit per week with efforts for an extra one at Christmas.

# nursing-homes - Monday 30 November, 2020

People in nursing homes can have one visitor a week from 7 December
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

People in nursing homes can have one visitor a week from 7 December

Nov 30th 2020, 7:21 PM 16,537 Views 17 Comments

As part of new guidelines, visitors will be allowed at Levels 3 to 5 under compassionate grounds.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 19 November, 2020

HSE looking for 'some way' to allow visitors to nursing homes before Christmas
# Dr Colm Henry
# Dr Colm Henry

HSE looking for 'some way' to allow visitors to nursing homes before Christmas

Nov 19th 2020, 6:25 PM 19,635 Views 7 Comments

The HSE’s Dr Colm Henry said that “it’s clear now the impact this is having on a particularly vulnerable population”.

# nursing-homes - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Health officials concerned by infection rate in over-65s
# Nphet
# Nphet

Health officials concerned by infection rate in over-65s

Nov 14th 2020, 10:38 AM 35,218 Views 24 Comments

The rate of infection in nursing homes and among over-65s is a concern despite the overall decrease in new cases.

# nursing-homes - Monday 2 November, 2020

FactCheck: No, care home residents in Ireland did not die two days after receiving a flu vaccine
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, care home residents in Ireland did not die two days after receiving a flu vaccine

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:17 PM 30,961 Views 16 Comments

A social media post claims older people have been given a higher dose of the vaccine as part of a “culling agenda”.

# nursing-homes - Friday 23 October, 2020

Report finds staffing and Covid training issues at Louth nursing home where over 20 patients died in April
# Dealgan House
# Dealgan House

Report finds staffing and Covid training issues at Louth nursing home where over 20 patients died in April

Oct 23rd 2020, 7:00 PM 18,372 Views 16 Comments

A report from May – just a week after an outbreak at the nursing home – highlighted some areas of non-compliance at the centre.

# nursing-homes - Monday 12 October, 2020

'It won't be possible to protect nursing homes': CMO warns of widespread community transmission
# Covid19
# Covid19

'It won't be possible to protect nursing homes': CMO warns of widespread community transmission

Oct 12th 2020, 8:35 PM 76,385 Views 103 Comments

Dr Holohan said protective measures in the nursing homes will not be enough to keep the virus out if transmission in the community continues to increase.

# nursing-homes - Friday 9 October, 2020

Special committee on Covid response recommends inquiry into nursing home deaths
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Special committee on Covid response recommends inquiry into nursing home deaths

Oct 9th 2020, 1:24 PM 12,247 Views 12 Comments

The committee has been looking at how Ireland responded to the pandemic.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Explainer: What is the current situation with Covid-19 in nursing homes in Ireland?
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Explainer: What is the current situation with Covid-19 in nursing homes in Ireland?

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 10:53 PM 26,237 Views 20 Comments

NPHET raised concerns over outbreaks in nursing homes last weekend.

30 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal nursing home
# Brindley Manor
# Brindley Manor

30 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal nursing home

Oct 7th 2020, 8:12 AM 40,363 Views 69 Comments

Family members of residents at Brindley Manor Nursing Home in Convoy have been contacted and will be regularly updated.

# nursing-homes - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Laois nursing home confirms Covid-19 outbreak with 31 cases
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Laois nursing home confirms Covid-19 outbreak with 31 cases

Oct 6th 2020, 3:55 PM 29,516 Views 36 Comments

Ten members of staff have tested positive for the virus.

# nursing-homes - Monday 5 October, 2020

Nursing home sector 'concerned' as CMO highlights outbreaks in letter to government
# Covid19
# Covid19

Nursing home sector 'concerned' as CMO highlights outbreaks in letter to government

Oct 5th 2020, 5:56 PM 27,069 Views 8 Comments

The government is expected to reject NPHET’s advice and move the rest of the country to Level 3.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3
# Level Three
# Level Three

Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3

Sep 23rd 2020, 1:51 PM 24,220 Views 13 Comments

Concerns had been raised that nursing homes in Dublin were suspending window visits.

Let virus spread among under 60s and stop 'crude' restrictions, experts tell Covid committee
# Change Tack
# Change Tack

Let virus spread among under 60s and stop 'crude' restrictions, experts tell Covid committee

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:05 PM 63,174 Views 161 Comments

Experts advised against “crude recommendations” stating that detailed data is not being collected.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told

Sep 16th 2020, 1:59 PM 16,464 Views 21 Comments

An expert warned that the huge issue will have implications for the grieving process.

# nursing-homes - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Families concerned over new visiting restrictions in Dublin nursing homes, charity says
# New Rules
# New Rules

Families concerned over new visiting restrictions in Dublin nursing homes, charity says

Sep 13th 2020, 6:48 PM 23,474 Views 30 Comments

Just one nominated visitor per resident is allowed from today in Dublin nursing homes.

# nursing-homes - Saturday 12 September, 2020

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff

Sep 12th 2020, 8:30 AM 26,267 Views 29 Comments

Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.

# nursing-homes - Friday 11 September, 2020

Nursing home residents in Dublin restricted to one nominated visitor as cases continue to climb in capital
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Nursing home residents in Dublin restricted to one nominated visitor as cases continue to climb in capital

Sep 11th 2020, 7:23 PM 16,474 Views 9 Comments

More than half of daily Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Dublin.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Nursing homes regulator says its powers are 'not adequate' to handle the pandemic
# HIQA
# HIQA

Nursing homes regulator says its powers are 'not adequate' to handle the pandemic

Sep 10th 2020, 4:53 PM 11,164 Views 16 Comments

Hiqa was criticised for its “very late” issuance of guidance to nursing homes at the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid Response today.

# nursing-homes - Friday 21 August, 2020

'We're on tenterhooks': Nursing home staff worried about nationwide rise in Covid-19 cases
# Concerning
# Concerning

'We're on tenterhooks': Nursing home staff worried about nationwide rise in Covid-19 cases

Aug 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 16,383 Views 16 Comments

After bearing the brunt of the outbreak earlier this year, the nursing home sector is worried at the resurgence of the virus.

# nursing-homes - Thursday 20 August, 2020

NPHET to recommend nursing home residents should have no more than 4 nominated visitors
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

NPHET to recommend nursing home residents should have no more than 4 nominated visitors

Aug 20th 2020, 8:36 PM 18,672 Views 41 Comments

NPHET discussed the issue of visitation in nursing homes and residential care facilities at its meeting today.

# nursing-homes - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Major nursing homes report calls for review of staff working conditions in wake of Covid-19 crisis
# Expert Panel
# Expert Panel

Major nursing homes report calls for review of staff working conditions in wake of Covid-19 crisis

Updated Aug 19th 2020, 5:37 PM 20,716 Views 18 Comments

The report says that staff should not be employed across multiple nursing homes.

# nursing-homes - Monday 10 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 10th 2020, 10:28 PM 21,763 Views 27 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Oireachtas committee calls for 'immediate' action to protect nursing homes in event of Covid-19 second wave

Jul 31st 2020, 9:31 PM 21,493 Views 16 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Jul 21st 2020, 4:06 PM 11,423 Views 30 Comments

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
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

Temporary payments for extra Covid-19 nursing home costs extended

Jun 30th 2020, 10:40 PM 12,503 Views 5 Comments

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
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

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

Jun 18th 2020, 7:25 PM 8,499 Views 16 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Jun 18th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,080 Views 11 Comments

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
# Reunited
# Reunited

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

Jun 15th 2020, 5:30 PM 23,605 Views 15 Comments

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
# Pay A Visit
# Pay A Visit

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

Jun 15th 2020, 9:02 AM 10,023 Views 8 Comments

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

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