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Residents across the North West could be able to visit nursing homes sooner than anticipated.   The National Public Health Emergency Team says it’s aware of the impact the visitation ban is having on resident’s mental health.   Outdoor visits while maintaining social distancing is one of the options being…

Private and volunteer nursing homes in the north west are being discriminated against under the Fair Deal Scheme. That’s according to the CEO of the Nursing Homes Ireland, Tadhg Daly, who says HSE run centres are getting paid an average of 60% more per patient in Co. Sligo. The figure…

Visiting restrictions are in place in nursing homes across the north west. 400 nursing homes nationwide have the restrictions in place to try stop the spread of Coronavirus. 60 staff at Cork University Hospital have been asked to self-isolate, following a case of Coronavirus there; one of thirteen now confirmed…

A Leitrim councillor says more needs to be done to help families look after their elderly relatives in their own homes and in their own communities. Sinn Fein’s Brendan Barry says this should be done by more nursing home places being provided by the HSE. He also says that there’s…

It’s National Nursing Home Celebration week and to celebrate there are a number of events taking place in Sligo and across the North West. Events including a sports day, barbeque and a reminiscing morning will take place at Nursing Homes in the region. Nursing homes across the country will also…