Nursing homes report fails to find answers

As coronavirus outbreaks rise once more, the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee wants a public inquiry into the handling of the pandemic in residential settings

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
11th October, 2020
Nursing homes report fails to find answers
Covid testing: an elderly woman being tested for Covid-19 at a nursing home. Photo: AP Photo

As the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee published its final report on Friday, questions still persisted over the number of people who had contracted the coronavirus in nursing homes and died as a result.

“The committee, despite devoting more meeting time to this single issue than to any other, was unable to get satisfactory answers as to why 985 residents of nursing homes died after they contracted Covid-19,” the report said, noting that 56 per cent of...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Does Britain give us cause for hope?

Health Rachel Lavin 1 day ago

HSE chief: Ireland in ‘final countdown’ stage of vaccinations

Health Daniel Murray 1 day ago

Lucinda Creighton: We should harness Olympic glory to tackle our weight crisis

Thérapie to offer egg freezing service to women in their 20s