Welcome to Nursing Homes Ireland

Nursing Homes Ireland is the national representative body for the private and voluntary nursing home sector. There are over 460 such nursing homes in Ireland providing care to over 25,000 people. Our mission is to actively support and represent our members, enabling them to provide sustainable, high quality care to their residents.

Irish Nursing Home Sector:

  • Under the Fair Deal Scheme, HSE nursing homes are paid 60% more (on average) than private and voluntary nursing homes.
  • The funding model for the Fair Deal Scheme hasn’t changed since it was introduced 10 years ago. A pricing review was due in 2017 but remains outstanding.
  • The role of healthcare assistant remains on the Ineligible List of Occupations for Employment Permits.
  • NHI Public Affairs Campaign 2019 – Supporting care needs of nursing homes residents.

Our Values:

  • Empower: We empower members with up-to-date information and guidance.
  • Influence: We influence policy decisions, using up-to-date evidence and advocacy.
  • Lead: We provide leadership for the sector.
  • Promote: We promote a positive image of the sector and the important role it plays.
  • Partner: We partner with all our key stakeholders to support the delivery of care.

Latest News

Overcrowding in University Hospital Limerick

23rd September 2019: Nursing Homes Ireland today stated private and voluntary nursing homes have the…

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5 days ago
What an inspiring day filming with Honor, Teresa, staff, residents & @ThePuddingBrand in Cramers Court in Co Cork. Honors story will soon be brought to the airwaves & screen. A very special day for all involved https://t.co/ZoHn0z6fiw NursingHomesIre photo
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"Discussions are also ongoing about how much additional funding can be spared for the Fair Deal scheme. It needs a boost of around €75m if waiting times are to be maintained at four weeks." https://t.co/lMUvjpkuPo
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Update provided by @jimdalytd to @MaryButlerTD regarding funding to alleviate hundreds awaiting Fair Deal financial support. As of 25th September, 572 applicants awaiting Fair Deal funding to be released https://t.co/2QvLl9QcaW