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‘The latest data shows a decrease in the number of nursing homes operating in Ireland, from 447 in 2010 to 437 in 2014. Despite this there has been a 9 per cent increase in private and voluntary nursing home bed numbers – 20,590 to 22,342.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Today marks the beginning of Nursing Homes Week 2015, a campaign by Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) featuring countrywide events and activities celebratin(...)

A publicity poster for the Nursing Homes Ireland radio ad campaign by the agency DDFH&B. The message is one of positivity and it highlights the input of carers to residents’ lives.

Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI), the representative group for the private and voluntary nursing homes sector, has embarked on a national radio advertising(...)

The privacy and dignity of residents is being compromised by the HSE failing to comply with the HIQA standards in long-term residential facilities it (...)

 Gerard Finn, who died from Alzheimer’s disease after spending many years in a nursing home, with his daughters Sharon and Lourda, who is holding her son Fionn, in October 2006. Photograph copied by Liam Burke/Press 22.

‘It’s easier to dope up a patient like he doesn’t exist’ Something was happening to Lourda Finn’s father. A few months after being admitted into a nu(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar told the Oireachtas health committe that the problem with the Fair Deal scheme is that it is budget-capped. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times.

The number of people waiting to access the Fair Deal scheme has tripled since the start of the year, prompting claims that the system of funding nu(...)

The IMO described the HSE’s reversal on the level of savings to be made under medical card probity tests from €113 million to €23 million as a “u-turn” which “undermines the HSE’s credibility on financial issues”.

The HSE service plan for 2014 has been described as an “austerity charter” by the Irish Medical Organisation which says the proposed budget is not ade(...)

Revenue said the cigarettes represented a loss to the Exchequer of €3.6 million. File photograph: Bloomberg

Health groups have called for a 60c increase in the price of a pack of cigarettes in next month’s Budget.The Irish Cancer Society and Irish Heart Foun(...)

More than 250 jobs in nursing homes throughout the State remain unfilled, according to a recent study by Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI). The majority of (...)

With demand rising and the State picking up most of the tab, the business of providing long-term residential care for older people should be a rare gr(...)

A confidential Government report  showed  just 10 of the 109 public nursing homes meet new standards to be enforced by the Health Information and Quality Authority in 2015.

“Massive work” costing possibly hundreds of millions of euro will be needed to upgrade State-run nursing homes , according to Minister of State with r(...)

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