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LISTEN BACK: SAGE ADVOCACY HAS ASKED MINISTER BUTLER TO ISSUE FURTHER DIRECTION ON VISITING TO NURSING HOME PROVIDERS August 23, 2021

Listen back here to Sage Advocacy's Executive Director, Sarah Lennon, on the Michael Reade Show on LMFM Radio discussing why Sage Advocacy has asked the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD, to issue further direction to nursing home providers on visiting arrangements.

Nursing home residents and their families have told Sage Advocacy that they are
growing increasingly concerned about the rise in the number of confirmed cases of
Covid-19 in nursing homes and the impact this is having on visiting arrangements.

Members of Sage Advocacy’s Nursing Home Residents - Family Forum have told
the national charity, which provides a support and advocacy service for vulnerable
adults, older people and healthcare patients, that some nursing home providers are
not adhering to the current HSE guidelines and have re-introduced restrictions.

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