HSE Recruitment Embargo Delays Opening Of 62 Bed Community Nursing Home According To TD Alan Kelly

Alan Kelly, TD.

A new 62 bed Community Nursing Home in Nenagh cannot be opened at present due to the HSE embargo on recruiting staff according to Tipperary TD Alan Kelly.  The construction work was completed in late 2023.

Deputy Kelly says a response to a Question he submitted to the Department of Health confirms there is no firm date for the facility to be brought into operation. The TD is seeking the immediate transfer of staff and residents from the HSE run St Conlon’s Nursing home  and the recruitment of additional staff.  Deputy Kelly describes the situation as a disgrace.

Meanwhile in Cashel the HSE is said to be close to purchasing land adjacent to a site it owns in Palmers Hill to secure a site for a 60 bed Community Nursing Unit for the town. The project was originally to go to planning in 2019 at St Patrick’s Hospital. The HSE have since determined that neither St Patricks nor Our Lady’s Campus are viable locations for the unit. It is intended to move 40 residents from Our Lady’s Campus in the town centre to the new facility when it is built. Deputy Michael Lowry says the Government are anxious to fund the new unit in Cashel and is confident that the site can be acquired in the near future.