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

Opening Statement by Tadhg Daly, CEO, Nursing Homes Ireland for Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response

26th May 2020 Mr Chairman and Committee Members, thank you for the opportunity to address…

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9 hours ago
Two months: How Covid-19 hit Ireland's nursing homes https://t.co/SHlR1TULRK via @rte
16 hours ago
Thank you Alison from St Attractas, Co Mayo, for representing our sector with such dignity & pride. For weeks our staff in nursing homes have been on the frontline of this horrible disease protecting residents. The majority of residents with Covid recovered... #latelateshow
1 day ago
Why did so many people die of Covid-19 in the UK's care homes? https://t.co/ShQabvZehe
2 days ago
Published 2016 with @AmandaPhelan1 @ProfBrendan leading. "One of the key findings emanating from this research states nursing expertise in residential care needs to be recognised beyond the context of residents
and staff within nursing homes...