District nurses help keep patients out of hospital, but in England numbers have halved since 2010.
An open letter from the GMB union claims staff are “struggling to maintain a crumbling service”.
There are not enough qualified professionals to do this job, says the Royal College of Nursing.
Four staff members are suspended from an Antrim hospital as police investigate claims of ill-treatment.
Mark Sweeney says the robotic suit would allow him to walk for the first time in seven years.