Stormont deadlock means plan to fine failing care homes can’t be implemented, says DoH

01 October 2018 – Newsletter

The Department of Health has said that proposals to penalise failing private care homes financially can’t be implemented due to the political deadlock at Stormont.

A 59-point plan to change the way care for older people is “commissioned, regulated, monitored and delivered” was put forward in June by the Commissioner for Older People, Eddie Lynch, after a key investigation uncovered failings at Dunmurry Manor care home on the outskirts of Belfast.

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