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Thousands of beds at state-run nursing homes could be closed because they don’t meet accommodation standards.
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According to The Irish Times, health watchdog HIQA is introducing a new ‘get tough’ policy to tackle a lack of progress with long-promised refurbishment and improvements at centres across the country.

There are 6 state-run nursing homes in Kerry; in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Dingle and Caherciveen.

HIQA’s proposed to refuse registration to two centres – with a further 10 facing barring orders on accepting new residents.

36 more centres, meanwhile, must wait for decisions.