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Harris sets up expert panel on nursing homes

The Minister for Health has announced the establishment of an expert panel to examine how nursing homes should deal with Covid-19.

23/05/2020 16:00:00

Minister for Health SimonHarrisTD said the panel would examine national and international measures in response to Covid19 as well as emerging best practice.

The Minister for Health has announced the establishment of an expert panel to examine how nursing homes should deal with Covid-19.

This follows a recommendation from the National Public Health Emergency Team earlier this month.Minister Harris said the panel would examine national and international measures in response to Covid-19 as well as emerging best practice.He said this was in light of the expected ongoing risk of the disease and the impact on nursing homes for up to 18 months.

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The panel will report to the minister by the end of next month.In a statement, Mr Harris said the challenges in the nursing-home sector remained an absolute priority for him in the overall response to Covid-19.  He said the Government had to continue to plan appropriately to meet these challenges into the foreseeable future.  

The minister said the panel was a crucial aspect of the planning.The panel will be chaired by Professor Cecily Kelleher, College Principal, College Of Health And Agricultural Sciences at UCD.Also on the panel will be retired geriatrician Professor Cillian Twomey, group director of nursing at the RCSI hospital group, Petrina Donnelly, and former nurse and patient advocate Bridget Doherty, who will represent the public interest.

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SimonHarrisTD It’s a big game of Simon Says he’s on a power trip and loving the spotlight and we’re worse allowing this to go in SimonHarrisTD International practice on care homes not great....Care home deaths as percentage of total deaths....... Spain 66% Norway 61% (including out of hospital settings) Belgium 51% Sweden 50% France 50% Germany 37% UK 21% Ireland 63%

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Harris announces establishment of Covid-19 nursing home expert panelHealth Minister Simon Harris has today announced the establishment of a Covid-19 nursing home expert panel 'The panel will report to Harris by the end of June' That perfectly sums up Ireland at the moment, what takes every other country days in this crisis takes us weeks or months, pathetic yet again from this govt but is anyone surprised anymore! Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t believe any of the geriatricians have managed a nursing home? Is there anyone on the panel who has actually worked in or managed a nursing home? HSELive SimonHarrisTD NursingHomesIre closing the stable door after the horse has bolted

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