Upgraded/ Monday, 13 Jul 2020 19: 45
An interim report by the Covid-19 Nursing Residences Specialist Panel has actually been published.
The report provides an update to the Minister for Health on the panel’s work so far, its technique and the next steps.
The professional panel was developed on foot of a NPHET suggestion in May, to take a look at the “intricate concerns” around the management of Covid-19 in assisted living home.
It is taking a look at the nationwide and worldwide actions to the Covid-19 crisis and looking at emerging best practice with a view to providing instant real-time knowings and suggestions due to the expected continuous impact of Covid-19 over the next 12-18 months.
The interim report states that to date, the panel has actually convened 6 core organisation meetings, 12 stakeholder engagement meetings with a total of 21 representative organisations or other bodies.
It states that the required data and evidence gathering are now at a sophisticated stage of completion and substantial stakeholder engagement process is likewise close to finalisation.
Arrangements have been made to engage with a number of residents/relatives in the week ahead to share their thoughts and experiences.
The report says that the panel is especially anxious to hear from and comprehend the lived experience in retirement home throughout the pandemic which will provide a substantial and essential input into its considerations with regard to its last report.
Its final report is anticipated to be released prior to completion of the month.