Beaumont Residential Care say they have been left with no choice but to leave the fair deal scheme
Beaumont Residential Care say they have been left with no choice but to leave the fair deal scheme.
The nursing home which provides care services for 73 residents say they will remain open but have to opt out of the scheme as the National Treatment Purchase Fund are refusing to deliver cost of living increases for their residents.
In a statement issued to RedFM News the Care Choice group say over the last eight months, they have tried to persuade the National Treatment Purchase Fund to come to an agreement on fair deal rates but have been left with no option other than to withdraw from the scheme
Beaumont Residential Care provides care services for 73 residents and Care Choice which owns the home says they will be leaving the Fair Deal scheme with effect from the end of May – the home will remain open but will no longer be able to remain in the Fair Deal scheme.
Speaking about the decision, Stuart Murphy, CEO of the CareChoice Group says Beaumont – like many of other homes they operate – is under extreme financial pressure because of the shortfall between the funding delivered by the NTPF and the actual cost of caring for residents
He says the the HSE has increased funding to the HSE homes in Cork by €183 per resident per week while the NTPF, which negotiates with private nursing homes on behalf of the HSE, has only increased the funding by €16 per week on average for their Cork homes.
CareChoice say they remain hopeful that the HSE will constructively engage with them to ensure that residents can remain in the Beaumont home.