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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.

Stock image of a nursing home
Stock image of a nursing home
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THERE ARE 256 unfilled vacancies in nursing homes across the country.

That is according to Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI), the representative body for homes in the country.

The announcement comes at the start of Nursing Homes Week, which NHI says will focus on the “innovative practices that are employed by nursing homes in healthcare delivery”

The body also hopes to highlight the role nursing homes play in employment. Nursing homes currently employ over 22,000 people in Ireland.

Tadhg Daly, CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland, said:

“These 256 jobs which are currently available only represent the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the job creation potential in the private and voluntary nursing homes sector.

Our sector has grown rapidly in recent years and with the right support framework and stimulus will continue to expand for the foreseeable future.

The ESRI says that by 2021, there will need to be an extra 13,000 long-term residential care places and NHI says that the industry could add 900 new jobs a year for the next decade.

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