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The recommendation comes as the number of Covid-19 cases rises while public health measures including serial testing have managed to prevent the spread of infection in nursing homes. Photograph: iStock

Nursing homes want an early warning system to alert them to localised outbreaks so they can take additional precautionary measures to prevent coronavi(...)

The spread of Covid-19 to nursing homes has partially been attributed to residents contracting the virus while hospitalised, and then infecting other residents after returning to their care facilities.  Photograph: Getty Images

Nursing home operators have told Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly a concerted effort must be made to keep residents out of hospital this winter. (...)

Resident Vera Finlay (left) with staff members Elizabeth Devoy and Sharon Scully in the visitor hub at Droimnin nursing home in Stradbally, Co Laois

One of the country’s largest nursing home groups has expressed surprise that State health officials criticised private homes for introducing early vis(...)

Tadhg Daly, chief executive of Nursing Homes Ireland, who represent private and voluntary homes, said providers would ‘be very vigilant’ to the disease returning as visits resumed.  Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

There have been nearly 100 coronavirus cases in nursing homes reported in a two-week period across 25 different facilities, according to new figures p(...)

The HSE policy for testing patients before discharging them into nursing homes was changed as it learned more about the virus. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is to restart the testing of patients being discharged from hospital to nursing homes for Covid-19 this week. The (...)

Passengers wearing protective face masks at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The two-week quarantine period for people arriving into the State from abroad will be lifted for those coming from countries where the coronavirus has(...)

Nursing Homes Ireland chief executive, Tadhg Daly had a clear, simply-messaged story to tell when he appeared before the Dáil’s special Covid-19 committee on Tuesday. File photograph: Getty

At a meeting of the Dáil’s special Covid-19 committee on Tuesday, TDs heard that while the coronavirus pandemic took hold across Irish society, nursin(...)

Nursing homes have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic in Ireland, accounting for 54 per cent of the 1,606 deaths from the virus in the State. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

The State’s health watchdog will today raise major shortcomings in the oversight of care for the most vulnerable citizens in nursing homes, the people(...)

Many nursing homes reported issues around the supply of PPE  for staff. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

It is “critical” that the experience of nursing home operators is taken onboard by an expert panel set up to examine how the Government responded to (...)

Some 56 HSE home-support staff have been redeployed, 51 of those to publicly run facilities and five to private nursing homes. File photograph: Getty

Fewer than 150 home carers have been redeployed to nursing homes and other residential facilities to help tackle coronavirus outbreaks, new figures sh(...)

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