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#Nursing Homes

# nursing-homes - Thursday 19 November, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

NPHET raised concerns over outbreaks in nursing homes last weekend.

30 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal nursing home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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.

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