Chairman of IMO backs decision to use nursing homes to ease pressure on heath service

A Donegal GP has welcomed the idea of using beds in nursing homes to alleviate pressure on the health service.


Dr. Denis McCauley is the Chairman of the GP Committee of the Irish Medical Organisation.


His comments come as Nursing Homes Ireland encouraged the HSE to procure nursing home beds.


The number of people on trolleys in Irish hospitals has almost halved in the past week.


Wait times remain high however, and with 1000 empty beds in nursing homes nationwide, Dr. McCauley thinks utilising them is a “good idea”: