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From TheJournal.ie Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3 Level Three

Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3

Concerns had been raised that nursing homes in Dublin were suspending window visits.

From TheJournal.ie Let virus spread among under 60s and stop 'crude' restrictions, experts tell Covid committee Change Tack

Let virus spread among under 60s and stop 'crude' restrictions, experts tell Covid committee

Experts advised against “crude recommendations” stating that detailed data is not being collected.

From TheJournal.ie Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told Coronavirus

Bereaved families want answers about their loved ones' final days in nursing homes, committee is told

An expert warned that the huge issue will have implications for the grieving process.

From TheJournal.ie Families concerned over new visiting restrictions in Dublin nursing homes, charity says New Rules

Families concerned over new visiting restrictions in Dublin nursing homes, charity says

Just one nominated visitor per resident is allowed from today in Dublin nursing homes.

From TheJournal.ie HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff Flu Season

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff

Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home residents in Dublin restricted to one nominated visitor as cases continue to climb in capital Restrictions

Nursing home residents in Dublin restricted to one nominated visitor as cases continue to climb in capital

More than half of daily Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing homes regulator says its powers are 'not adequate' to handle the pandemic HIQA

Nursing homes regulator says its powers are 'not adequate' to handle the pandemic

Hiqa was criticised for its “very late” issuance of guidance to nursing homes at the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid Response today.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're on tenterhooks': Nursing home staff worried about nationwide rise in Covid-19 cases Concerning

'We're on tenterhooks': Nursing home staff worried about nationwide rise in Covid-19 cases

After bearing the brunt of the outbreak earlier this year, the nursing home sector is worried at the resurgence of the virus.

From TheJournal.ie NPHET to recommend nursing home residents should have no more than 4 nominated visitors Nursing Homes

NPHET to recommend nursing home residents should have no more than 4 nominated visitors

NPHET discussed the issue of visitation in nursing homes and residential care facilities at its meeting today.

From TheJournal.ie Major nursing homes report calls for review of staff working conditions in wake of Covid-19 crisis Expert Panel

Major nursing homes report calls for review of staff working conditions in wake of Covid-19 crisis

The report says that staff should not be employed across multiple nursing homes.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home accommodation costs 62% more in public residences than in private alternatives Report

Nursing home accommodation costs 62% more in public residences than in private alternatives

A new report has looked at the operation of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee calls for 'immediate' action to protect nursing homes in event of Covid-19 second wave Coronavirus

Oireachtas committee calls for 'immediate' action to protect nursing homes in event of Covid-19 second wave

The report was welcomed by Nursing Homes Ireland and the INMO.

From TheJournal.ie Half of nursing homes inspected after Covid-19 outbreaks not infection-control compliant Coronavirus

Half of nursing homes inspected after Covid-19 outbreaks not infection-control compliant

One nursing home had left bedroom doors open for residents that had tested positive for Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Temporary payments for extra Covid-19 nursing home costs extended Stephen Donnelly

Temporary payments for extra Covid-19 nursing home costs extended

The scheme providing Covid-19 support payments was due to close on Tuesday but will now include July, August and September.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 1 in 5 nursing home residents diagnosed with Covid-19, Oireachtas committee hears Nursing Homes

Almost 1 in 5 nursing home residents diagnosed with Covid-19, Oireachtas committee hears

The Department of Health’s secretary general was speaking before an Oireachtas committee on Covid-19 earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie HSE chief to tell TDs of 'very significant changes' needed to treatment of vulnerable older people Covid-19

HSE chief to tell TDs of 'very significant changes' needed to treatment of vulnerable older people

Paul Reid will appear before the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Tears of joy and happiness' as visitors return to nursing homes Reunited

'Tears of joy and happiness' as visitors return to nursing homes

It has been three months since residents have been able to see their loved ones in person.

From TheJournal.ie Visitors will be permitted in nursing homes for the first time since March from today Pay A Visit

Visitors will be permitted in nursing homes for the first time since March from today

The group Sage Advocacy said people are “counting down the minutes to see their loved ones again”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy David Nabarro

'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy

David Nabarro was speaking to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Visits to nursing homes return on 15 June - but with stringent checks for visitors Phase Two

Visits to nursing homes return on 15 June - but with stringent checks for visitors

The lifting of the ban on nursing home visits was announced today.

From TheJournal.ie HSE chief Paul Reid: There are 'obvious gaps' in governance of private nursing homes HSE Briefing

HSE chief Paul Reid: There are 'obvious gaps' in governance of private nursing homes

Paul Reid said the target of having 90% of tests for Covid-19 turned around in three days has not been met and it is currently at 83%.

From TheJournal.ie NPHET needs to move faster to find ways to allow us visit our loved ones in nursing homes Nursing Homes

NPHET needs to move faster to find ways to allow us visit our loved ones in nursing homes

Dublin woman Therese Bruton’s mother is in a nursing home. She says enough is enough, they need to see their loved ones.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing homes timeline: Early predictions of problems with PPE, hospital discharges and poaching of staff in letters Coronavirus

Nursing homes timeline: Early predictions of problems with PPE, hospital discharges and poaching of staff in letters

Hundreds of pages of correspondence between Nursing Homes Ireland and the Department of Health were released yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Officials looking at 'creative' ways they could allow nursing home visits again Isolation

Officials looking at 'creative' ways they could allow nursing home visits again

Dr Holohan said health officials are ‘very sensitive’ to the issue and aware of the impact on the mental health of residents.

From TheJournal.ie Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April Clusters

Hiqa sent more than 170 complaints relating to Covid-19 in nursing homes during March and April

Many complainants raised concerns about social distancing and infection control measures in homes as the virus spread.

From TheJournal.ie Harris announces establishment of Covid-19 nursing home expert panel Nursing Homes

Harris announces establishment of Covid-19 nursing home expert panel

The establishment of the panel follows a recent National Public Health Emergency Team recommendation.

From TheJournal.ie Consent is crucial for coronavirus testing. But in nursing homes, it isn't always so simple Autonomy

Consent is crucial for coronavirus testing. But in nursing homes, it isn't always so simple

Patients must consent to be tested – but sometimes that can prove challenging.

From TheJournal.ie PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak Coronavirus This post contains videos

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak

Some 120 million masks will arrive in Ireland from South Korea in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Louth nursing home has recorded 26 deaths from Covid-19, says Sinn Féin TD Louth

Louth nursing home has recorded 26 deaths from Covid-19, says Sinn Féin TD

Sinn Féin’s Ruairí Ó Murchú said that the deaths occured at the Dealgan House Nursing Home.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's distressing for families': Call for repeat Covid-19 testing in nursing homes Clusters

'It's distressing for families': Call for repeat Covid-19 testing in nursing homes

Over 200 clusters of the virus have been reported in nursing homes to date.

From TheJournal.ie Patients being left in hospital for longer periods due to delay in transfer of care into nursing homes Nursing Homes

Patients being left in hospital for longer periods due to delay in transfer of care into nursing homes

The outbreak in nursing homes has left some non-Covid patients, who are ready to leave hospital, stuck in hospital.

From TheJournal.ie In the red: 75 residential care facilities at 'significant risk in terms of operation', says HSE Nursing Homes

In the red: 75 residential care facilities at 'significant risk in terms of operation', says HSE

Testing has been ramped up in nursing homes for staff and residents in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Harris hopes for 'slight easing' of restrictions on 5 May Restrictions

Harris hopes for 'slight easing' of restrictions on 5 May

The plan will outline the phases of lifting restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Predictable, not inevitable? How Covid-19 spread through Irish nursing homes Crisis

Predictable, not inevitable? How Covid-19 spread through Irish nursing homes

Questions remain about how the coronavirus spread so easily through nursing homes.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home staff crisis 'escalating' as hundreds of staff unable to work due to Covid-19 Staffing Crisis

Nursing home staff crisis 'escalating' as hundreds of staff unable to work due to Covid-19

Just 4% of nursing homes surveyed said they had staff redeployed by the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie CMO says it's 'perfectly appropriate' for GPs to conduct nursing home consultations over phone Coronavirus

CMO says it's 'perfectly appropriate' for GPs to conduct nursing home consultations over phone

Private nursing homes have reported they are struggling to get on-site visits from GPs.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 44 deaths and 388 new cases confirmed in Ireland Covid19

Coronavirus: 44 deaths and 388 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials are providing an update this evening after the latest NPHET meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Self-assessment checklist for nursing homes on Covid-19 preparations published by Hiqa Coronavirus

Self-assessment checklist for nursing homes on Covid-19 preparations published by Hiqa

On-site inspections to see how prepared nursing homes are for an outbreak will begin next week.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home owner describes 'heartbreak' of telling families they cannot visit residents who are dying Meath

Nursing home owner describes 'heartbreak' of telling families they cannot visit residents who are dying

She said there have been a total of 13 confirmed positive cases in her facility and seven residents with Covid-19 have died.

From TheJournal.ie Dr Tony Holohan: 'It wasn't realistic for us to think that we could keep this entirely out of nursing homes' Covid-19

Dr Tony Holohan: 'It wasn't realistic for us to think that we could keep this entirely out of nursing homes'

The Chief Medical Officer said that the R0 was originally thought to be 2.4, but is now estimated to be closer to 4 or 5.

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