Galwegians must take opportunity to help shape nursing home standards

“Horrific” cases involving the abuse of elderly and vulnerable residents in some Irish nursing homes over the years have hammered home to families the importance of speaking out if concerns arise, according to the former chairperson of the HSE’s regional health forum, Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely.

Speaking in the wake of the health watchdog HIQA launching a public consultation process to seek feedback on draft national standards for nursing homes, he is urging families and residents to tell the organisation about their priorities and how they believe care standards can be improved.

By speaking out people will have an opportunity to shape how care services are provided in Ireland and protect one of the most vulnerable groups in the community, the former Fine Gael Galway city mayor outlined.


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Galwegians must take opportunity to help shape nursing home standards

“Horrific” cases involving the abuse of elderly and vulnerable residents in some Irish nursing homes over the years have hammered home to families the importance of speaking out if concerns arise, according to the former chairperson of the HSE’s regional health forum, Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely.


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