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NHI welcomes announcement of phased reintroduction of visiting to nursing homes

Saturday June 6, 2020

Tadhg Daly CEO NHI states: “We welcome the announcement of phased reintroduction of visiting to nursing homes from Monday June 15th.  Our members have been anxious that this would happen as soon as was safely possible.  NHI has advocated for this and we inputted to the HSPC guidelines that will oversee phased visiting.

“We acknowledge all those that have supported the nursing home in protecting residents by staying away and we acknowledge the sacrifice that families and friends of residents have made by not visiting in person over the last while.”

“We need to remain vigilant about protecting the safety of all residents, staff, and visitors to nursing homes as part of the ongoing challenges presented by Covid19. We are working with our members to develop a technological solution for booking visits.  NHI thanks all colleagues, homes, residents, families and friends for their tremendous sacrifices during Covid19 and particular thanks to those who kept residents connected and engaged during these toughest of times.”

Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO is available for further comment. Contact Michael McGlynn, NHI Communications & Research Executive at 087 9082970.


Note for Editor

Nursing Homes Ireland represents 400 private and voluntary nursing homes