Claim that Knocknagoshel man can’t leave hospital because HSE can’t confirm home help hours

A Knocknagoshel woman has criticised the HSE home help system after repeated attempts to get her husband from hospital have failed.

92 year old Timothy Nolan has been in Killarney Community Hospital since August recovering from a broken hip.

His wife, Sheila, has had their house adapted to facilitate him coming home but he is unable to leave hospital because his home support care has not been confirmed by the HSE.

Sheila says he desperately wants to come home. She also says he’s taking up a bed that another patient needs.