Medic warns of nurse shortage in care home sector

AIGNA research published on 1st March 2013 warns that the specific skills of nurses in the nursing home sector are under threat, despite their services never being so much in demand. The report was launched in conjunction with Nursing Homes Ireland and advises of NHI research that informs the current estimate is there are 570 vacancies for full-time nursing graduates at all grades in private and voluntary nursing homes and the figure is predicted to rise to almost 870 over 12 months.