Fair Deal problems for Dublin hospitals

The country’s major Dublin based hospitals are experiencing considerable problems discharging elderly patients as a result of delays in the ‘Fair Deal’ plan.

19th September, 2009

The country’s major Dublin based hospitals are experiencing considerable problems discharging elderly patients as a result of delays in the ‘Fair Deal’ plan.

The Dublin Academic Teaching Hospitals (DATHs) have more than 550 patients in acute hospital beds waiting to be discharged, almost half of whom are waiting for the Fair Deal plan to be finalised.

Meanwhile, Tadhg Daly, of Nursing Homes Ireland, which represents nursing home owners, said that there were...

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