Twenty-nine nursing homes shut since 2009

Twenty-nine nursing homes have closed their doors since the start of July 2009. Figures provided by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa), which inspects nursing homes and keeps a regi

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
22nd January, 2012

Twenty-nine nursing homes have closed their doors since the start of July 2009. Figures provided by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa), which inspects nursing homes and keeps a register of approved providers, show that all the nursing homes that closed were privately owned.

It is understood that some ran into financial difficulty, while other operators did not have the money to fund an improvement in standards demanded by Hiqa.

Nine were closed after Hiqa...

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