Fair game?

Over €1 billion will be spent under the Fair Deal scheme. Are taxpayers getting value for money, asks Susan Mitchell, Health Correspondent.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
22nd January, 2012
Fair game?
Billion-euro business: the Comptroller and Auditor General found that the National Purchase Treatment Fund did not use a standard model determining prices paid for nursing home care. Photo: Alamy

Twenty years ago, the private sector had no significant role in the care of the elderly. Now, however, private providers care for about two in every three people in nursing homes around the country. News that the HSE is to close as many as 900 beds in public nursing homes and increase the number of people supported under the Fair Deal nursing home scheme - in which the state and individuals contribute to the cost...

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