HSE stops testing nursing home transfer patients
Elderly now required to isolate for 14 days inside care homes once discharged from hospital
The HSE has stopped testing patients for Covid-19 before they are discharged from hospital to nursing homes.
The failure to test patients at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis was heavily criticised by Nursing Homes Ireland, which claimed that the transfer of patients to nursing homes was a “contributory factor” to the Covid-19 clusters in some of the facilities.
In a statement the HSE said that a previous requirement for testing had been “replaced by ...