MINISTER WELCOMES MORE THAN €1M IN FUNDING FOR PUBLIC NURSING HOMES IN MONAGHAN AND CAVAN

28 January 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The announcement of more than €1 million in government funding for refurbishment works at three nursing homes in Cavan and Monaghan has been welcomed by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys.

In Monaghan, €750,000 will be spent on refurbishment works at Oriel House, while St Mary’s Hospital in Castleblayney will receive more than €200,000 in investment. In Cavan, the Lisdarn Unit for the Elderly will receive €100,000 for refurbishment works. The works will be carried out over this year and next year.

Commenting, Minister Humphreys said that this investment reflected the Government’s determination to maintain the current numbers of public nursing home beds and to ensure all public nursing homes will be compliant with HIQA standards by 2021.

“The majority of residents in nursing homes in Cavan and Monaghan receive an excellent quality of care but some of the facilities available are not up to date. This funding will ensure that the best facilities are available for residents and their families in the future. We will continue to work to ensure that funding is available for important services like nursing homes and health care. Fine Gael has a long term plan to keep the recovery going. Our plan will deliver more new jobs and affordable, sustainable investments in services, like nursing homes, using the resources from growing employment,” Minister Humphreys concluded.

 

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