NHI comment re appointment of Minister for HealthSunday June 28, 2020
28th June 2020: Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) welcomes the appointment of Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly and his commitment to engage early with the sector. Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO states: “A top priority for the Minister and the incoming Government must be engaging with our sector to enhance the provision of gerontological care in our communities. COVID19 has placed scrutiny on older person care and the multiple State commissioned reports assessing the Fair Deal scheme, which have been kept hidden for years, must now finally see the light of day. Publication of these can facilitate an urgent discussion on how we support nursing home care in Ireland and inform a process that should entail stakeholders coming around the table to deliver a roadmap for older person care.”
Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO is available for further comment. Contact Michael McGlynn, NHI Communications & Research Executive, at 087 9082970.