Wednesday October 21, 2020

Briefing: Deal or no Deal: nursing home scheme under siege

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

17th December, 2014
The Fair Deal nursing homes support scheme is under intense scrutiny.

The Fair Deal nursing homes support scheme is under intense scrutiny, as thousands of elderly patients remain on waiting lists to access the budget-capped initiative.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin raised the issue in the Dáil last week. He said waiting lists for nursing home beds under the initiative had more than quadrupled this year to stand at 2,114 by October.

Martin branded the situation – where elderly people and...

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