Expert questions state’s delay over repurposing former nursing homes
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An expert on the nursing home sector has undertaken research which questions the recent government decision to delay former nursing homes being turned around for other uses.
It follows the announcement last month by Minister of State Mary Butler that nursing homes that have closed down would have to endure a ‘cooling off period’ of 18 months after the date of their closure.
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