Portugal’s nursing homes ‘struggled to recruit staff during pandemic’

in News · 17-09-2020 08:51:00 · 0 Comments

Portuguese officials say nursing and care homes have had difficulty in recruiting staff during the coronavirus pandemic

Health Minister Marta Temido told a parliamentary committee Wednesday “the stigma attached to this illness is still very great.”

Specialist teams have visited about half of the country’s 2,628 licensed homes for the elderly to check whether proper procedures are in place.

In the past three years, authorities have shut down 407 clandestine homes.


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