The impending abrupt closure of a nursing home in Belgooly is to be raised with the Taoiseach today
West Cork TD Michael Collins says the 30 residents at Aperee Living Nursing Home are effectively being made homeless on the 24th of October
Management at the nursing home had informed the 50 residents that they would be closing in six months which led to protests being mounted locally
However they have now been told that the doors of the nursing home will close for the final time in the last week of October
Deputy Michael Collins told RedFM News that family members are frantically trying to secure alternative nursing home places:
"I am raising the issue with the Taoiseach and I expect answers and the answers I want is that this government and this Department of Health are going to take over the running of this nursing home. And there is problems with it and issues that need to be rectified will HIQA and I have no issue with that, that has to be rectified, that's the same with every community hospital and every nursing home in the country and it can be done. All it needs is a Minister who is willing to work for the people of Belgooly and Riverstick and save this nursing home"