HSE staff told to impose strict ration on nursing home placesMonday July 15, 2019
15th July 2019: Saturday’s Irish Independent lead story: HSE staff told to impose strict weekly rations on places in nursing homes. Measures being undertaken by HSE will will exacerbate delayed discharges, which are a lead contributor in the record overcrowding numbers in our hospitals.
NHI is aware of a number of acute hospitals that have not approved a single patient for transitional care funding this week. The Government needs to move quickly to a decision to increase funds for Fair Deal and Transitional Care
If this isn’t addressed immediately by the Government, it will mean great hardship for older people and their families as they wait in acute hospital to access a bed under the Nursing Home Support Scheme. It will exacerbate delayed discharges, which are a lead contributor in the record overcrowding numbers in our hospitals. Read the article online here.