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Concern has been expressed with how, new Covid-19 regulations surrounding visits to nursing homes will impact facilities in the north West.   People visiting nursing homes today will need to show a digital covid-19 cert.   New HSE guidance will require proof of vaccination or immunity at the entrance.  …

Nursing Homes Ireland says the decision to phase out serial testing in the facilities is an “appropriate” step.   However it’s warning the situation must be monitored closely over the coming weeks.   More than 1,500 Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded in nursing homes since the start of the…

A guidance document has been released to nursing homes with draft plans on when HSE teams will administer a Covid-19 vaccine. Under the proposals, HSE vaccination teams will travel to each of the 583 HIQA residential care facilities, both public and private, to administer two doses over a six-week period.…

Nursing home visits will be allowed from today, with one person per week allowed in the centre.   Should the country’s level of Covid-19 restrictions rise it would change to one person every two weeks allowed to visit a resident.   It comes as 301 new cases of the virus…

Family and friends will be able to visit their loved ones in nursing homes across the North West from today.   However, visits will be subject to certain conditions.   It’s part of the phase two of easing of the Covid-19 restrictions.     The opening of care homes to…

Confidential HSE figures published by the Irish Times today show that there have been 36 Covid-19 related deaths in nursing homes across the north west.   The breakdown per county is: Donegal 30 Sligo 5 Leitrim 1   The figures show a breakdown nationally of 1,030 deaths in 167 facilities…