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Nursing Homes Ireland  said its survey showed older people were staying in hospitals for weeks, despite being ready for discharge back into the community via nursing home care.

Families are being forced to privately fund nursing home care for their loved ones due to delays in the Fair Deal scheme, according to nursing home ow(...)

In a statement, the Kerry hospital said its emergency department has experienced significant overcrowding over the last 24-48 hours due to increased patient attendances.

University Hospital Kerry has asked the public to limit their visits to “genuine” emergencies due to significant overcrowding. In a statement, the Ke(...)

Imelda Munster said private nursing homes charged residents for wound dressings and bedsore creams as well as for services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Photograph: iStock

Private nursing homes have blamed the HSE for them charging residents for medical products and services they would receive free of charge if living at(...)

Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly welcomed the approval.

A proposal to change the treatment of farms and businesses under the Fair Deal scheme has been approved by the Government. A 2015 review of the schem(...)

Albert Connaughton, owner of Belmont House nursing home in Stillorgan, beside a vacant bed in the facility. “There is a lag, no doubt about it,” he said. Photograph: Jack Power

Nursing home owners say a “disconnect” between hospitals and private nursing homes, arising from delays moving patients out of hospital, is contributi(...)

The board of the State’s health watchdog will meet next Thursday to discuss an alleged conflict of interest involving its chairman Brian McEnery. Mr (...)

Financial support in Ireland for the clergy has always been voluntary, the Catholic Communications Office said.

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) is aware that nursing home residents have been charged for religious services, but it has received(...)

Under the Fair Deal scheme, a resident pays 80 per cent of his or her income, and 7.5 per cent of the value of any assets, toward the cost of upkeep in a private nursing home and the State pays the balance.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Contracts signed on admission to nursing homes, by residents or their carers, should be examined carefully for extra charges, the Ombudsman’s Office h(...)

Elderly in hospital: figures show eight in-patients are categorised as declining to leave hospital. Photograph:    John Stillwell/PA

Elderly patients who remain in hospital beds, despite no longer requiring treatment, often do so because available nursing home spaces are considered(...)

Padraig McGarry of the Irish Medical Organisation (with former minister for health Leo Varadkar):  said GPs were reaching a ‘breaking point’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) has said it has hundreds of beds available to help relieve pressure on hospitals continuing to struggle under the pressure(...)

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