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Mayo Sinn Féin TD Rose Conway-Walsh has highlighted the loneliness of elderly people in residential and nursing homes, who are unable to see their families during Covid-19 restrictions.
Galway Hospice is set to benefit from once off funding of €750,000. The money will go towards improvements works, ICT systems, telehealth and telemedicine platforms, and education and training programmes.
Galway Hospice has been at the heart of the local community for decades, caring for patients and families living with life limiting illnesses. Each year, the hospice must raise more than €2.3 million to provide its vital services. Without the support of the people of Galway, the hospice simply could not continue to provide care to those who need it.
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.