Strawhall Nursing Home in Fermoy is to close its doors after over 30 years in business ‘due a number of significant challenges which unfortunately it cannot overcome’. The 30-bed home is a family-run business and was first established in 1988.
While no date has been given for the closure, CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland Tadhg Daly said the closure of Strawhall brings ‘a significant challenge on so many levels’ and said the government need to put nursing home care ‘on a more sustainable footing’.
Speaking with Patricia Messinger on C103, he referred the trauma for residents associated with having to move as ‘a catastrophe on so many levels and it’s one that can be avoided’ while Cork East TD, Seán Sherlock, called on the HSE to intervene and retain the service for the locality.
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