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Industrial action is scheduled to take place at Mayo General Hospital on Monday next (subject to ongoing negotiations) while a protest march is being organised for Sunday February 5 next in Ballina, in response to drastic new health service cuts set to affect hospitals in Mayo, as announced as part of the new HSE National Service Plan this week.
Age Action is urging the public to take time out this Christmas to visit an older neighbour or friend and ensure they remain safe and well during the holiday period.
Age Action has welcomed the announcement by Health Minister James Reilly that the Fair Deal nursing home support scheme is to recommence approving applications.
Age Action is calling for urgent regulation to govern the home help service including mandatory vetting of staff, following this week’s RTE Prime Time exposure of physical and psychological abuse of older people by home help workers.
While the campaign to stop any cuts for pensions proved successful in the four year recovery plan, Age Action has expressed its disappointment that the Government has ‘agreed to freeze the rate of the State pension until 2015, as part of the bailout deal it has reached with the IMF and the EU’.
Age Action is urging older people not to respond to the economic hardship caused by the new prescription charge by not taking their prescribed medication.
The findings of an ESRI report this week showing that the over-65s are more at risk of poverty in Ireland than those of working age have been welcomed by Age Action, which is lobbying against any cuts in pensions in the upcoming Christmas budget.
Talk of cuts in the State pension must stop now according to Age Action which has described the weekly payment as a vital buffer protecting older people from poverty.
A local politician took a plunge for charity at the weekend by jumping from an aeroplane at a height of over 10,000ft.