Government Being Asked To Fund Small Private Nursing Homes

An Independent TD believes they're at risk of closure because they aren't getting enough funding.

There's a call on the Government to fund small private nursing homes the same as public HSE ones.

Independent Galway TD Sean Canney says they're at risk of closure because they aren't getting enough funding.

He says many private nursing homes are family-owned, employ local people and are an integral part of the local economy.

Deputy Canney says the Galway/ Roscommon area has lost too many nursing home beds due to closures:

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