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Only 40% of care homes in Northern Ireland have set up a scheme that reunites residents with their families. (PA Wire)

Only 40% of care homes in Northern Ireland have set up a scheme that reunites residents with their families. (PA Wire)

Only 40% of care homes in Northern Ireland have set up a scheme that reunites residents with their families. (PA Wire)

Only 40% of care homes in Northern Ireland have set up a scheme that reunites residents with their families - five months after it was launched by health officials, it can be revealed.

Northern Ireland’s chief nursing officer has expressed her disappointment at the failure of hundreds of care homes to sign up to the government-backed Care Partner scheme.

Professor Charlotte McArdle said: “I understand completely how awful it is for those families and how distressed many of them are.


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