Nursing Homes Ireland Welcomes Taoiseach’s Express Commitment to Care of the Older Person in Upcoming Budget

Tuesday July 9, 2024

Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI) is pleased to see the Taoiseach’s comments this morning prioritising carers and older people in the upcoming budget.

NHI is pleased to see the Taoiseach state that older people and carers will be a priority in the next budget, as the sustainability of nursing home care remains uncertain, with over 70 nursing homes have been forced to close since 2018.

“We are pleased to see the Taoiseach recognise the vital role of carers and the importance of enhancing the quality of life for our older population in nursing home care,” said Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO.

“Such a focus will ensure that nursing home residents will continue to receive the dignity and care they deserve, and that those who dedicate their lives to caring for them are adequately supported. We will actively work with the Government to ensure that nursing home care has a secure and sustainable future.”

NHI looks forward to collaborating with the government to implement these essential initiatives and as we continue to improve the lives of older people and carers across the country.

Read More: Taoiseach says carers and elderly to be among Government priorities in budget (Irish Times)