Nursing Homes Ireland face grilling from Covid-19 Committee

The chief executive of Nursing Homes Ireland is expected to say the failure of the so-called surge to materialise was among the reasons patients were discharged to homes from hospital without testing for Covid-19.

Tadhg Daly is among those who will face a grilling from the Covid-19 Committee today in the wake of the devastating impact of the virus on the sector.

Almost half of all deaths from the virus have occurred in care settings and there have been 264 clusters in homes.

CEO Tadhg Daly said the health service had been preparing for a so-called "surge"