Nursing Homes

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Entrance to St Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park where between April 2nd and 17th,  11 residents  died, with  10  testing positive for Covid-19 and the 11th person  a suspected case. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Fifty days after nursing homes closed to visitors – with management acting themselves and not at the State’s direction – health officials are only now(...)

 French firemen transport an elderly person to the nursing home. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Nursing homes were advised by the HSE to manage Covid-19-infected patients in their own facilities and only transfer them to hospitals where it would (...)

Tadhg Daly, chief executive of Nursing Homes Ireland, said ‘There should be at least a three-day provision of PPE (personal protective equipment) for every nursing home in the country.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Government will introduce specific measures to stem the outbreak of coronavirus in nursing homes, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. The (...)