Eilish O'Regan: Not another half-baked reaction to charges furore
Nothing short of an independent survey of the controversial private nursing home charges is now warranted.
We have passed the stage of distressed families having to make secret complaints to Age Action, the Ombudsman, the Health Information and Quality Authority or media.
The call for transparency is not being heeded. Nursing homes can claim the resident, or family, are provided with a contract setting out the charges before they are admitted.