The deaths of residents at a Cork nursing home has been raised in the Dail this lunchtime

The Taoiseach says there is no excuse for poor communication between the nursing home provider and relatives of the residents 


The deaths of residents at a Cork nursing home has been raised in the Dail this lunchtime

Cork Solidarity TD Mick Barry raised the fact that 21 residents died at Ballynoe Nursing Home in Whites Cross following an outbreak of Covid 19 
The families of some residents have criticised the way the home, which is operated by CareChoice, communicated with them following the outbreak and claimed that visiting access to the home was limited 

The Taoiseach says there is no excuse for poor communication between the nursing home provider and relatives of the residents 

He told the Dail that HIQA has been engaging with the provider since they were notified on the 9th of January and they subsequently carried out a risk inspection at Ballynoe nursing home on the 11th of February 

Taoiseach Micheal Martin outlined that HIQA's chief inspector is to prepare an inspection report outlining it's findings which will be published however he cautioned that this may take some time 

 

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