Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 10 September 2020
Special Committee on Covid-19 Response
Examination of HIQA Report on the Impact of Covid-19 on Nursing Homes in Ireland
On 13 March, all inspections of nursing homes ceased. It is stated in the report that, from that point, there were more than 2,851 phone interactions by inspectors, and I believe 96% of nursing homes were compliant with the guidance that had been issued. In terms of nursing homes, there were different categories of non-compliance, but were any so severe that they had to be closed down?