HSE Temporarily Suspend Nursing Home Scheme Placements

Access to the Fair Deal nursing home scheme from the normal placement list has been suspended to allow hospital patients priority access, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has announced.

The director general designate has approved the "exceptional measure" for a period of two to three weeks.

It is understood the move follows significant pressure in some hospital emergency departments in recent weeks.

The HSE say the number of beds being inappropriately used by patients who require long-term care is compounding these pressures.


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