COVID committee hears concerns about lack of support for nursing homes in midst of COVID19 outbreak

Nursing homes 'didn't have a voice' when they were looking for help in dealing with clusters, the Dail Covid committee has heard.

The Department of Health and the HSE took questions from TDs about the State's response to outbreaks in residential care homes.

HSE CEO Paul Reid admitted that 'very significant changes' are needed in how older people are cared for.

Fianna Fail TD Stephen Donnelly believes nursing homes didn't get the help they needed in the early stages of the pandemic:

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