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'No point of moral outrage' if there are no changes to nursing homes after Covid-19, says Mervyn Taylor April 9, 2020

Irish Examiner, Vivenne Clark, 9th April 2020

Mervyn Taylor, the executive director of Sage Advocacy, the support and advocacy service for older people, has warned that the nursing home sector will have to change following the Covid-19 crisis.

Nursing homes affected by Covid-19 clusters have jumped in number from 40 to 86 in just three days, a 51% jump.

Mr Taylor told Newstalk Breakfast that “fundamentally” there is a need to know how many nurses there are in the nursing home sector and he called on Hiqa to set minimum nursing staff levels and standards.

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