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Nursing homes: No time limits and routine visits won't need to be scheduled from 19 July
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Nursing homes: No time limits and routine visits won't need to be scheduled from 19 July

Jul 9th 2021, 1:07 PM 13,709 Views 12 Comments

The Department of Health issued the new guidance today.

'Just ignore the bell': Whistleblowers raise concerns about patient care in nursing homes
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'Just ignore the bell': Whistleblowers raise concerns about patient care in nursing homes

Jul 1st 2021, 10:00 PM 31,549 Views 24 Comments

In some homes Covid-positive and Covid-negative residents were placed in the same areas, Prime Time reported tonight.

Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes
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Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes

May 26th 2021, 11:34 AM 12,573 Views 4 Comments

Community incidence rates near homes and the number of beds within homes were among the factors.

Many under 65s in nursing homes have 'wasted lives' with limited options, report finds
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Many under 65s in nursing homes have 'wasted lives' with limited options, report finds

May 5th 2021, 8:05 AM 17,111 Views 10 Comments

The Ombudsman investigated the placement of younger people in nursing homes.

Nursing home visits to increase to four per week from 4 May
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Nursing home visits to increase to four per week from 4 May

Apr 22nd 2021, 11:07 PM 14,243 Views 2 Comments

This applies to all long-term residential care facilities.

'Huge step in the right direction': Nursing home residents allowed two visits per week from today
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'Huge step in the right direction': Nursing home residents allowed two visits per week from today

Mar 22nd 2021, 12:33 PM 10,516 Views 15 Comments

New guidance on nursing home visits has taken effect.

Nursing home residents allowed two visits per week from 22 March
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Nursing home residents allowed two visits per week from 22 March

Mar 11th 2021, 6:09 PM 23,038 Views 22 Comments

There will be no requirement to limit these visits to under an hour.

Serial Covid-19 testing in nursing homes showing positivity rate of just 0.2%, Reid says
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Serial Covid-19 testing in nursing homes showing positivity rate of just 0.2%, Reid says

Mar 10th 2021, 7:47 AM 11,788 Views 14 Comments

As of Saturday evening, there were 523,069 vaccine doses administered across the country.

More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
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More than half a million people in NI have now received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Feb 26th 2021, 8:05 PM 10,014 Views 13 Comments

The drive to administer first and second doses of vaccines across the North’s care homes has been completed.

Covid death toll in nursing homes passes 1,500, with 369 in January alone
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Covid death toll in nursing homes passes 1,500, with 369 in January alone

Feb 2nd 2021, 2:51 PM 15,456 Views 46 Comments

A total of 4,300 positive coronavirus cases were recorded in nursing homes during January, the Oireachtas Health Committee heard.

11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak
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11 residents of north Co Dublin nursing home died with Covid-19 during recent outbreak

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:49 PM 37,892 Views 30 Comments

The HSE said a significant number of both patients and staff at the home “remain affected by Covid-19″.

'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste
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'A real concern': A third of patients with Covid-19 in hospital contracted the virus while on wards, says Tánaiste

Jan 21st 2021, 1:30 PM 27,653 Views 42 Comments

‘They didn’t come in Covid positive, they picked up Covid while in the hospital,’ said Leo Varadkar.

78-year-old man who had Covid-19 and was given an hour to live ‘very happy’ to receive vaccine
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78-year-old man who had Covid-19 and was given an hour to live ‘very happy’ to receive vaccine

Jan 7th 2021, 2:33 PM 29,350 Views 19 Comments

Michael Delaney was hospitalised with Covid-19 for seven weeks last year.

Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing
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Nursing home complaints during Covid: Concerns over isolation and lack of social distancing

Jan 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 30,135 Views 25 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

Paul Reid: 'I'm certain we'll get back to hugging friends and not wearing masks'
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Paul Reid: 'I'm certain we'll get back to hugging friends and not wearing masks'

Dec 19th 2020, 10:30 AM 22,761 Views 33 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, the HSE’s CEO said the pandemic highlighted a number of health policy shifts that are needed.

Visitor rules for nursing homes are looser from today ahead of Christmas
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Visitor rules for nursing homes are looser from today ahead of Christmas

Dec 7th 2020, 8:56 AM 8,037 Views 3 Comments

Residents can received one visit per week with efforts for an extra one at Christmas.

People in nursing homes can have one visitor a week from 7 December
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People in nursing homes can have one visitor a week from 7 December

Nov 30th 2020, 7:21 PM 16,555 Views 17 Comments

As part of new guidelines, visitors will be allowed at Levels 3 to 5 under compassionate grounds.

HSE looking for 'some way' to allow visitors to nursing homes before Christmas
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HSE looking for 'some way' to allow visitors to nursing homes before Christmas

Nov 19th 2020, 6:25 PM 19,638 Views 7 Comments

The HSE’s Dr Colm Henry said that “it’s clear now the impact this is having on a particularly vulnerable population”.

Health officials concerned by infection rate in over-65s
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Health officials concerned by infection rate in over-65s

Nov 14th 2020, 10:38 AM 35,223 Views 24 Comments

The rate of infection in nursing homes and among over-65s is a concern despite the overall decrease in new cases.

FactCheck: No, care home residents in Ireland did not die two days after receiving a flu vaccine
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FactCheck: No, care home residents in Ireland did not die two days after receiving a flu vaccine

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:17 PM 31,040 Views 16 Comments

A social media post claims older people have been given a higher dose of the vaccine as part of a “culling agenda”.

Report finds staffing and Covid training issues at Louth nursing home where over 20 patients died in April
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Report finds staffing and Covid training issues at Louth nursing home where over 20 patients died in April

Oct 23rd 2020, 7:00 PM 18,401 Views 16 Comments

A report from May – just a week after an outbreak at the nursing home – highlighted some areas of non-compliance at the centre.

'It won't be possible to protect nursing homes': CMO warns of widespread community transmission
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'It won't be possible to protect nursing homes': CMO warns of widespread community transmission

Oct 12th 2020, 8:35 PM 76,420 Views 105 Comments

Dr Holohan said protective measures in the nursing homes will not be enough to keep the virus out if transmission in the community continues to increase.

Special committee on Covid response recommends inquiry into nursing home deaths
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Special committee on Covid response recommends inquiry into nursing home deaths

Oct 9th 2020, 1:24 PM 12,267 Views 12 Comments

The committee has been looking at how Ireland responded to the pandemic.

Explainer: What is the current situation with Covid-19 in nursing homes in Ireland?
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Explainer: What is the current situation with Covid-19 in nursing homes in Ireland?

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 10:53 PM 26,263 Views 20 Comments

NPHET raised concerns over outbreaks in nursing homes last weekend.

30 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal nursing home
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30 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal nursing home

Oct 7th 2020, 8:12 AM 40,388 Views 69 Comments

Family members of residents at Brindley Manor Nursing Home in Convoy have been contacted and will be regularly updated.

Laois nursing home confirms Covid-19 outbreak with 31 cases
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Laois nursing home confirms Covid-19 outbreak with 31 cases

Oct 6th 2020, 3:55 PM 29,525 Views 36 Comments

Ten members of staff have tested positive for the virus.

Nursing home sector 'concerned' as CMO highlights outbreaks in letter to government
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Nursing home sector 'concerned' as CMO highlights outbreaks in letter to government

Oct 5th 2020, 5:56 PM 27,069 Views 8 Comments

The government is expected to reject NPHET’s advice and move the rest of the country to Level 3.

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

Sep 23rd 2020, 1:51 PM 24,229 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:05 PM 63,185 Views 161 Comments

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

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

Sep 16th 2020, 1:59 PM 16,471 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Sep 13th 2020, 6:48 PM 23,484 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Sep 12th 2020, 8:30 AM 26,379 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Sep 11th 2020, 7:23 PM 16,476 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Sep 10th 2020, 4:53 PM 11,182 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Aug 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 16,394 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Aug 20th 2020, 8:36 PM 18,677 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Updated Aug 19th 2020, 5:37 PM 20,766 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Aug 10th 2020, 10:28 PM 21,803 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Jul 31st 2020, 9:31 PM 21,495 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Jul 21st 2020, 4:06 PM 11,437 Views 30 Comments

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

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