Nursing home time bomb awaits an ageing population

Nursing home time bomb awaits an ageing population

A new report shows that Ireland requires many new beds to deal with a looming crisis

A considerable growth in nursing home bed numbers is needed in many counties in order to meet the demands of our growing and ageing population.

A comprehensive review prepared by Bank of Ireland, which will be published this week, has projected a 7,214 bed shortfall by 2026, warning that growing demand for beds would occur while many nursing homes were at the end of their life cycle.

Against this backdrop, the average cost of building new beds...

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