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This year's Galway Memorial Walk in aid of the Galway Hospice will take place on Sunday September 13 when Galwegians are being asked to walk their own special route.
Irish Hospice Foundation calls on government to prepare programme of remembrance and reflection after Covid-19
Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is calling on the new Government to put in place a process for remembrance and reflection in post-Covid-19 Ireland. The Foundation has submitted a paper outlining a series of proposals for Ireland to remember and reflect on the pandemic.
Following numerous motions, questions and representations, the Regional Health Forum of the HSE have informed Fine Gael Councillor, Tom Farrell, that a draft internal re-configuration plan to accommodate four palliative care support beds and ancillary accommodation in the new 50 bed CNU in Clonbrusk has been forwarded to the South Westmeath hospice committee for their consideration.
Significant funding has been allocated to Athlone Institute of Technology towards the purchase of equipment to carry out vital Research and Development projects, Longford/Westmeath Fine Gael Deputy, Peter Burke, confirmed this week.
COVID-19 has brought about unprecedented challenges for the country’s growing population of carers.
A total of 6,000 nursing home residents and staff in the west have been tested for Covid-19 as part of a mass countrywide initiative aimed at identifying those affected by the virus in these facilities.
Lámh has opened up free access to Lámh Signs online until the end of May while families and carers are staying home amid the coronavirus pandemic. More than 4,200 people have signed up in the last two weeks.
Galway Hospice is set to benefit from new funding as part of a Government decision to end an anomaly which has seen voluntary sector hospices receive less State funding than others.
The escalating number of COVID-19 infection clusters in nursing homes demands the Government outline in detail what extra medical help is being provided to deliver additional care for residents who have the virus.
Family Carers Ireland has received a significant number of calls to itsNational Freephone Careline (1800 24 07 24) from family carers asking what might happen should they or their loved one contract the Covid-19 virus or be forced to self-isolate.