Immediate Stabilisation Fund

In order to sustain local nursing home services and to stabilise the sector in the coming years, private and voluntary nursing homes require an immediate “Stabilisation Fund” of €265 million.

This equates to increased Fair Deal funding of €270 per resident per week.

The funding given to HSE nursing homes that are providing the same service is currently, on average, over €700 per resident per week more than that given to residents in private and voluntary nursing homes.

A mechanism to index link future State-imposed costs is also required.

What does this look like?