Government must heed regulators statement re closure of nursing homes

Tuesday August 20, 2019 HIQA Overview report highlights discrimination of residents in access to medical card services Commenting today, 20th August 2019, on HIQA’s Overview report on regulation of designated centres for older people – 2018, Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO … Continue reading

NHI statement re CCPC guidelines re contracts for care in nursing homes

Nursing Homes Ireland notes today’s publication by the CCPC. This guidance from the CCPC will further support residents and nursing homes. Under the Health Act 2007, nursing homes must agree upon admission a contract with every resident. On an annual … Continue reading

ESRI Report: Projections of Demand for Healthcare in Ireland 2015 – 2030

Nursing Homes Ireland notes publication today, 26th October, by the ESRI of the report Projections of Demand for Healthcare in Ireland, 2015 – 2030. The report confirms the critical role of the nursing home sector in respect of meeting the … Continue reading

NHI Letter to Minister Simon Harris 26 June 2017

Minister Simon Harris TD Minister for Health Department of Health, Hawkins House, Dublin 2 D02 VW90 26th June 2017 Re; Nursing Home Charges Dear Minister Harris, I am taking this opportunity of communicating with you on the matter of nursing … Continue reading

NHI statement re HIQA’s 2015 overview on the regulation of nursing homes

Nursing Homes Ireland today, 14th April, acknowledges publication of HIQA’s Annual overview report on the regulation of designated centres for older people – 2015. The report provides an overview of HIQA’s extensive regulatory programme encompassing 577 nursing homes that are … Continue reading

NHI Article: Privacy and Dignity of residents compromised in some HSE nursing homes

8th June 2015 Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) is concerned but regrettably not surprised by reports today stating 82 public (HSE) nursing homes risk deregistration or registration with significant conditions because of failure to comply with July 1st 2015 deadline for … Continue reading

Only 11% of Nursing Homes Have Dedicated Dementia Care Units According to First National Survey

Trinity Study Found Private Sector Provides Majority of Special Care Units But Receives Least Funding DUBLIN, January 29th 2015 – The first national survey to map demographic trends in the provision of specialist long-term care for people with dementia in … Continue reading

NHI Statement re Oireachtas Health Committee & Fair Deal (12 February 2015)

Director General has warned 2,200 will be waiting for funding support by year end and period will be 20 weeks Inevitable consequences for acute services Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO, today, 12th February stated: “Older person care is consistently veering towards … Continue reading

Exclusion of Nursing Homes from Emergency Taskforce Unfathomable

Nursing Homes Ireland, the representative organisation for 440 private and voluntary nursing homes providing 23,000 residential care beds across the country, has been notified by Department of Health Officials it will not be included on the Department’s Emergency Taskforce. Tadhg … Continue reading

Minister Needs to Prioritise Older Person Crisis in Budget 2015

Massive Escalation in Fair Deal Waiting Lists; Rate of Increase at Boiling point The Chief Executive of Nursing Homes Ireland Tadhg Daly has said the rate of increase in waiting lists for older persons for nursing home care is at … Continue reading