Secrecy around nursing homes disaster shows how little has been learned

The much-heralded new culture of openness and transparency is in scarce evidence when it comes to the level of deaths in our nursing homes

24th May, 2020
Secrecy around nursing homes disaster shows how little has been learned
It has been argued that our lack of direct experience explains the devastation that has occurred in many nursing homes

The residents of the country’s 575 nursing homes have emerged as the real victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Many hundreds have lost their lives and some of the residents who have survived infection will be left with lasting and debilitating effects for the remainder of their lives.

Health officials have repeatedly stressed that Ireland is not the only country where the virus has affected nursing homes in this way. It is equally true to...

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