A long-awaited pricing review looking at the fee structure within the nursing home sector is finally set to be published.
Thu, 14 Nov, 2019
A radical overhaul of the fees system for the nursing home sector will see residents charged according to their needs and the type of care facility for the first time.
Tue, 21 May, 2019
The body which represents nursing homes across the country is urging the Minister for Health to publish up-to-date details on the cost of care in Ireland.
Mon, 04 May, 2015
The Government has announced that the long-delayed Fair Deal scheme on payment for nursing home care will be introduced in three weeks' time.
Mon, 05 Oct, 2009
Age Action said today that it is concerned at the implications which the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Bill 2008, published today, will have for older people.
Thu, 09 Oct, 2008
Health Minister Mary Harney has published legislation paving the way for the so-called "fair deal" scheme on nursing home funding.
The long-delayed legislation to pave the way for the so-called "fair deal" scheme on nursing-home funding is expected to be published later today.
Age Action has today called on the Government to implement better standards in Ireland's nursing homes after today's revelations.
Fri, 22 Aug, 2008
The Cabinet is expected to discuss plans to rush through controversial new laws on nursing home charges when it meets today.
Tue, 04 Dec, 2007
The Health Service Executive has begun operating a repayment scheme for people illegally charged for nursing home care dating back to the 1970s.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2006
The Irish Nursing Homes Organisation has today criticised what it regards as the Government’s failure to reform the Nursing Home Subvention scheme.
Sun, 13 Aug, 2006
An elderly man who was charged more than his income to stay in a nursing home is to be compensated by the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Wed, 19 Jul, 2006
The Health (Repayment Scheme) Bill 2006 has passed all stages in the Oireachtas and has been forwarded President Mc Aleese for her signature, Senator Terry Leyden announced today.
Wed, 21 Jun, 2006
The controversial nursing home charges that were illegally levied on medical card holders over a 28-year period are due to be reintroduced this Thursday.
Mon, 11 Jul, 2005
The Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has said she expects to receive further complaints in relation to the repayment of illegal nursing homes charges.
Tue, 05 Jul, 2005
There were extraordinary scenes at today's press conference for the publication of the Oireachtas Committee on Health report into the Travers inquiry on nursing home charges.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2005
Fine Gael and Labour today accused the Oireachtas Health Committee of ignoring crucial issues in its findings on the illegal nursing homes charges debacle.
Wed, 08 Jun, 2005
Fine Gael and Labour TD's say former Health Minister Micheál Martin failed to act responsibly over his handling of the illegal nursing home charging scandal.
TDs from Fine Gael and the Labour Party will today highlight deleted contents of the Oireachtas Committee Report on Health, arising out of the illegal Nursing Homes Charges.
The Government’s multi-million refund scheme for illegal nursing home charges may be hit by court actions by people who feel entitled to money, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern warned today.
Wed, 11 May, 2005
The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, has told the Dáil that repayments to thousands of medical card holders illegally charged for nursing home care will cost the taxpayer at least €850m.
The Government is due to announce details today of a scheme to repay hundreds of millions of euro to medical card holders who were illegally charged for nursing home care.
Former Health Minister Michael Martin today angrily hit back at claims by his department’s secretary general that he was aware of illegal nursing homes charges as early as 2003.
Thu, 21 Apr, 2005
A former top civil servant in the Health Department today hit back at how he was treated in the illegal nursing homes charges affair.
Wed, 20 Apr, 2005
The repayment of illegal nursing home fees to residents in mental health services could result in significant dangers for patients and staff, it was warned today.
Thu, 14 Apr, 2005
A former Forfás official has told the Oireachtas health committee that Government ministers must take some of the blame for the levying of illegal nursing home charges on medical card holders.
Tue, 12 Apr, 2005
The Oireachtas Health Committee will today hope to establish political accountability for the illegal nursing home charges scandal when it begins hearings on the issue.
Former Minister for Health Micheál Martin and two junior ministers in his department are to be questioned on the illegal nursing home charges when they appear before the Oireachtas Health Committee next month, it emerged today.
Thu, 24 Mar, 2005
Several former health ministers are reportedly set to be called before an Oireachtas investigation into the scandal surrounding illegal nursing home fees.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2005
The Government has said it is considering a phased repayment of nursing home charges to medical card patients over a number of years.
Fri, 11 Mar, 2005
The Department of Health has denied reports that a "missing" file relating to illegal nursing home charges is actually in its possession.
Thu, 10 Mar, 2005
Opposition parties are expected to reiterate their calls for the resignation of Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Micheál Martin when the Dáil debates the Travers Report later today.
The secretary general of the Department of Health today appeared to be the first casualty in the fall-out from the Travers Report into illegal nursing home charges.
Wed, 09 Mar, 2005
The secretary general of the Department of Health is set to be replaced in the wake of the Travers Report into the illegal levying of nursing home fees on medical card holders.
The Travers Report into the illegal levying of nursing home fees on medical card holders is due to be made public later today.
The delayed publication of the Travers Report into illegal nursing home charges today led to angry Dáil exchanges between the Taoiseach and Opposition leaders.
Tue, 08 Mar, 2005
The Travers Report into illegal nursing home charges will not be published until tomorrow, the Government confirmed today.
The Travers Report into how the Department of Health allowed nursing home fees to be levied on medical card holders is due to be published today.
The Tánaiste and Minister for Health is due to receive the Travers Report into the illegal levying of nursing home fees on medical cards holders later today.
Fri, 04 Mar, 2005
Minister for Health Mary Harney has promised to publish the Travers Report into the nursing home fees controversy next Tuesday.
Thu, 03 Mar, 2005
More than 1,000 people have reportedly registered for refunds of nursing home fees illegally levied on them or their relatives by the State.
Wed, 02 Mar, 2005
The special helpline set up for people affected by the levying of illegal nursing home fees was inundated with calls when it opened at 9am this morning.
Mon, 28 Feb, 2005
The Government reportedly continued to levy illegal nursing home fees on thousands of older people and medical card holders despite a comprehensive review of the charges in the early 1990s.
The cabinet is believed to have agreed to try introduce new legislation designed to make it legal for the State to deduct nursing home fees from the pensions of elderly medical card holders.
Tue, 22 Feb, 2005
The cabinet is expected to decide on a scheme for refunding illegal nursing home fees to pensioners at its weekly meeting later today.
Minister for Health Mary Harney today admitted the Government would have to pay substantial compensation to pensioners and their relatives for illegal taking money from them to pay for nursing care.
Wed, 16 Feb, 2005
Opposition politicians have attacked the Government over its attempt to retrospectively legalise the practice of deducting nursing home fees from old-age pensions.
The Supreme Court today ruled that legislation preventing people claiming back charges for residential care was unjust.
The Supreme Court is due to rule today on the constitutionality of proposed new legislation allowing the Government to deduct nursing home fees from old age pensioners.
Tánaiste Mary Harney today welcomed the decision by President McAleese to refer the Government's new legislation on nursing home fees to the Supreme Court, saying it would “bring certainty to the legal situation”.
Wed, 22 Dec, 2004
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