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Irish nursing homes have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis

Irish nursing homes have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis

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Irish nursing homes have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis

A whistleblower in a HSE nursing home where a significant number of patients have died from Covid-19 has made a protected disclosure over the handling of the outbreak at the facility.

The staff member, who works in a Dublin nursing home, has claimed concerns raised by healthcare workers about the welfare of residents fell on “deaf ears”.

A 35-page dossier containing serious allegations of failings at the home was made to Health Minister Simon Harris and the CEO of the HSE, Paul Reid, last night.