The Alliance had an exciting and productive meeting on the 25th of January in Leinster House with Minister of Older Persons Mary Butler TD and officials from the Department of Health – Ireland.

Matters discussed were:
1. Update from The Alliance Members
2. Findings from recent reports from the ESRI, HIQA, other independent reports
3. The Nursing Home Resident Safety Improvement (RSI) Scheme
4. The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) – new funding models for Nursing Homes
5. New salary thresholds for Health Care Assistants and Home Support Workers on VISA’s
6. Planning for an ageing population 2024 – 2031
7. Further Educational Opportunities for HCA Staff
8. Commission on Care of Older People

We are thrilled to have engaged in meaningful conversations about the nursing home sector and look forward to future collaborations in 2024 with the Minister and the Department of Health.

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