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21 of the biggest publicly-run nursing homes are at risk of closure

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

21st January, 2015

Twenty-one of the biggest publicly-run nursing homes are at risk of closure due to the state’s failure to invest in bringing them up to national accommodation standards.

The 21 nursing homes were listed as having “major” non-compliance issues by Hiqa, the health regulator, in recent inspection reports.

None were identified in the HSE’s service plan for 2015 as projects that will receive capital funding this year, even though the deadline for compliance...

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