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Nursing Homes

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 30 September 2021

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Questions (332)

David Cullinane


332. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the number of public and private nursing home beds in the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47228/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Nursing home care is provided through a mixture of public, voluntary and private provision.  Under the Health Act, 2007, all nursing homes must register with the Health Information and Quality Authority.  At present HIQA has advised the Department that there are 31,950 beds (long-stay and short-stay) registered with the Authority. This information may be subject to minor change, as further notices of decision are issued in response to applications to vary, register or renew registration for nursing homes between now and the end of the year.