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HSE unveils nursing home plans as deadline looms

Units must upgrade or face closure by Hiqa

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
15th February, 2015
Nursing homes in breach of standards

The HSE has prepared costed plans to bring five out of 21 nursing homes with major non-compliance issues up to national accommodation standards.

The deadline for compliance with national accommodation standards policed by the health regulator, Hiqa, is imminent. The standards must be met by July, or the homes face possible sanction up to and including closure.

Information on the status of the 21 nursing homes was revealed in a letter from Minister for Health Leo...

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