Thursday, March 12, 2015

Plan under review to tackle hospital overcrowding

Reform of funding arrangements for Fair Deal nursing home scheme a key element. ealth service chiefs and Government officials are working on a multimillion euro plan aimed at tackling hospital overcrowding and delayed discharges.

Highly placed sources said a key element of the initiative would be reforming funding for the Fair Deal nursing home scheme. The move may involve ending the annual funding cap for Fair Deal and making the scheme “demand-led

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