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HSE staff told to impose strict ration on nursing home places

Monday 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 isnā€™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.