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Health Minister expects measures this week to address coronavirus infection in nursing homes

On Friday the Chief Medical Officer said there have been nine clusters of infection at nursing homes.

29/03/2020 22:29:00

This evening SimonHarrisTD said he expects measures this week to address coronavirus infection in nursing homes

On Friday the Chief Medical Officer said there have been nine clusters of infection at nursing homes .

Minister Simon Harris said he is “concerned to see a significant amount of infection now breaking out in a number of nursing homes”.On Friday, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said there were nine clusters of infection in nursing homes.This evening, Minister Harris said the government needs to take action to address this situation and tomorrow he will be meeting with the nursing home sector.

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He said the CMO will also have a number of meetings about this issue before the National Public Health emergency Team (NPHET) meeting on Tuesday.“I expect you’re going to see a number of measures aimed minding and protecting those who are in our nursing homes and also other long term residential facilities – and also our staff who work there,” Harris said.

“We need to make sure we protect all the people in our nursing homes, we also need to make sure that we don’t have infection spreading from our nursing homes and into our community.“This is a big project we’ve got to work on this week, it’s going to be a major priority for me and I’m going to give it an awful lot of my time.”

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SimonHarrisTD Sweet Jesus, this should have been done weeks ago...sick of the optics and everyone patting this man on the back for what he says he is doing instead of a kick up the backside for what he is NOT doing!!! SimonHarrisTD He wanted nursing homes to lift their restrictions a few weeks ago. Thank christ they didn't listen to him.

SimonHarrisTD Please start by stopping the HSE recruiting staff from Nursing Homes. If they continue IT WILL create an unacceptable risk. Its bloody ridiculous as we are helping the hospitals. I've been highlighting this and no response. Listen to Tadhg Daly NursingHomesIre tomorrow and act. SimonHarrisTD SimonHarrisTD You on our behalf send plane to China to get medical PPE!! Meanwhile in The Netherlands

SimonHarrisTD Nursing homes have protocols to be fair but by god they are stretched to the limits with nurses doing 16 shifts in some cases. They need PPE gear and need to be paid for hours worked in this crisis. SimonHarrisTD Nursing homes already have measures in place but we could do with more PPE. thejournal simonharrisTD

SimonHarrisTD 'Playing a blinder' SimonHarrisTD MeadeSusan you might have some serious insight, hope they consult you ProtectIrishNursinghomes SimonHarrisTD Such as providing them with PPE? It would make a damn good start.......

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