150 still wait for home care places
Over 150 people are awaiting home care in the Western Health Trust area. The top civil servant in the Department of Health, Andrew McCormick, blamed the delay on budget pressures.
He said the number on the waiting list had been reduced from 329 in October to 154, with 24 awaiting residential care and 75 for places in nursing homes.
“That is more as a consequence of the wider budgetary context that the Western Trust is facing,” he told Stormont’s Public Accounts Committee.