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Sage Advocacy's Executive Director, Sarah Lennon joined the Michael Reade Show on LMFM Radio to discuss new HSE/HPSC guidelines on visiting Long Term Residential Care Facilities, including nursing homes, which will come into effect on February 8.
Ms Lennon said the new guidelines are a welcome development.
Ms Lennon also said the key changes to the guidance reflect the general easing of Covid-19 public health restrictions.
The guidance outlines that:
Ms Lennon said while the vast majority of nursing home providers recognise the importance of visiting to the overall health and wellbeing of their residents Sage Advocacy is also aware of some nursing home providers who have not adhered to previous guidance.
Sage Advocacy is encouraging all nursing home providers to adhere to the new HSE/HPSC guidance from February 8.