Tag: care homes

Crisis in care homes exposes capitalist cruelty

The devastation caused by Covid-19 has been felt across communities and the care sector, but perhaps nowhere quite so deeply as in care homes for the elderly. Recent data collated in five different European countries suggests that the mortality rate of those infected in care homes is as high as 42-57%. The effects of underfunding and privatisation are being laid bare.

Residential care must be for people, not profit

On Wednesday 23rd August, for the first time since it was established in 2005, the Regulations and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) intervened to close a privately-owned and managed nursing home, the Ashbrooke Nursing Home, operating on the edge of Enniskillen.


56 CARE HOMES UNDER THREAT SCRAP ‘TRANSFORM YOUR CARE’  NO PRIVATISATION OF SERVICES FIGHT THE ASSEMBLY’S HEALTH CUTS INVESTMENT NEEDED NOT AUSTERITY Elderly residents at 56 public care homes face being thrown out of their homes as a result of Health Minister Edwin Poots health cuts and privatisation plans. Earlier […]