Covid-19 patients wouldn't be allowed move between nursing homes and hospital without proper controls in a potential second wave.

 

It's part of the recommendations of the Oireachtas committee that found there are "systemic weaknesses" in the sector in tackling the disease.

 

More than half of deaths related to the virus happened in nursing homes.

 

CEO of the Nursing Homes Ireland Tadhg Daly believes ensuring staff are able to cope mentally in any future surge is a main priority:

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