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

Photo of John BradyJohn Brady (Wicklow, Sinn Fein)
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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?