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Concerns over future of Gweedore nursing home

Aras Ghaoth Dobhair

Aras Ghaoth Dobhair

SERIOUS concerns have been expressed over the future of the Aras Ghaoth Dobhair nursing home.

It is understood the home is losing up to €80,000 per year and the 50 staff members there have been asked by management to take a five per cent pay cut.

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SIPTU representative Mr Declan Ferry said this was not possible as he claimed it would result in a large number of staff being paid less than the statutory minimum wage.

This argument, however, is being denied by management of the 41-bed private facility.

The home is privately run by a board of management and funded by the HSE.

Mr Ferry said the home was clearly “in turmoil” and called on the HSE to take over the running of the facility.

SINN Féin Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh said today the HSE needs to take a greater interest in the...

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