The National Nursing Home Experience Survey will be the first national survey asking nursing home residents about their lived experiences of nursing home care in Ireland. The findings of this national survey will drive improvements in nursing home care provision, acknowledging what is working well and also identifying areas where improvements are needed.

The findings will also be used to inform national policies, regulatory programmes and standards.

This survey is currently under development, with a view to surveying nursing home residents in 2022.

Development of Questionnaire

The National Nursing Home Experience Survey questionnaire is currently under development. In order to develop the questionnaire, we will conduct focus groups in April and May 2021 with various stakeholders, to assist us in identifying key topic areas to explore in the questionnaire. This will be followed by a Delphi study, cognitive testing and piloting of the final questionnaire.

Click below to learn more about what is involved in developing the questionnaire.

View steps to develop questionnaire

Any questions about the National Nursing Home Experience Survey?

Please contact the survey team.