Government’s lack of courage fails us all, but more importantly, our oldest and frailest citizens

Posted in Uncategorized by saraburke on July 21, 2015

Column from Irish Independent on 21 July 2015 on long-awaited, watered government review of the Nursing Home Support Scheme.

On February 12, Minister of State for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch starkly told the Oireachtas Health Committee that the Nursing Home Support Scheme was “unsustainable in its present form… we have to take a serious look at the additional funding that will be needed”.