Nursing Homes Ireland Says Staffing Remains Biggest Issue In Fight Against Covid-19

It comes as a nursing home in Galway appealed for help earlier this week following a major outbreak

Nursing Homes Ireland says staffing remains the biggest issue in the fight against Covid-19.

It says 40 of the country’s 570 residential facilities currently have clusters of the virus.

Positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at nursing homes across the country including here in Cork when last month a confirmed case of the virus was identified in a Care Choice nursing home in Montenotte on the city’s northside.

Meanwhile, A nursing home in Galway appealed for help earlier this week following a major outbreak.

25 of the 27 residents at the Nightingale Nursing Home were confirmed to have Covid-19 and one person has died.

CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland, Tadhg Daly, says the HSE needs to act swiftly when outbreaks occur:


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