Kerry Hagland
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800 nursing home beds in Wales disappear in four years

Almost 800 nursing home beds have been closed in Wales over the past four years, according to figures obtained by BBC Wales programme Eye on Wales.

It is claimed this has left families of sick, older residents struggling to find a new home for loved ones.

There are warnings that more homes in Wales could close, as they struggle with recruitment and rising costs.

The Welsh government said it had plans for a £50m care fund to support people to remain in their own homes.

Kerry Hagland says she is desperately looking for a nursing home for her 82-year-old father Patrick Lynch, who suffers from dementia, arthritis, osteoporosis and kidney failure.

Maria David reports.

Eye on Wales is on BBC Radio Wales on Sunday, 10 November, at 13:30 GMT.

  • 09 Nov 2013
  • From the section Wales