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Local Hospice committee and HSE management to formally meet

As the South Westmeath Hospice committee continue to raise and enhance public awareness regarding matters pertinent to the future of the palliative care unit in Athlone, a welcome development will occur on Thursday evening (September 26), as the HSE has formally invited the local volunteer group to meet with the Head of Social Care, Mr. Jude O’Neill, as negotiations pertaining to the future of the facility commence in earnest.

Canney demands restoration of rehabilitative training allowance

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The Rehabilitative Training Allowance for people with disabilities should be restored as a matter of urgency, according to Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney.

Athlone public urged to maintain support for hospice campaign

 

Much relief as plans to close local hospice unit shelved

The planned closure by the HSE of the South Westmeath Hospice palliative care unit in Athlone has been shelved. The news was confirmed by Minister for Health, Simon Harris, following a meeting led by Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran at which Longford/Westmeath Fine Gael Deputy Peter Burke and hospice committee members, Joe Whelan and Clare Lennon, were also in attendance.

New hospital at Merlin Park in HSE capital spending plan

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A new elective hospital at Merlin Park, a new ambulance base in the city, and the provision of a blood science laboratory are three major projects which are in the pipeline for Galway as part of the Government’s €2 billion HSE capital spending plan.

HSE must act to secure adequate GP services for Ballymore and surrounding areas — McCormack

Fianna Fail councillor Vinny McCormack has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to intervene and ensure that an improved GP service is put in place at Ballymore Health Centre as a matter of urgency. Cllr McCormack has made the call having received confirmation this week that the current GP operating joint clinics in Ballymore and Ballymahon has resigned from the service.

425 children waiting for outpatient appointments in Mayo General Hospital – Calleary

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Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Dara Calleary, has said new figures on waiting lists reveal a dramatic increase in the number of children waiting over 12 months for an outpatient appointment with 425 children in Mayo directly affected.

Grealish condemns ‘unacceptable’ rise in number of people waiting for orthopaedic surgery

It is “unacceptable” that almost 7,000 people are currently waiting for inpatient or outpatient treatment in Galway, and that the numbers waiting for orthopaedic surgery has shot up by one third - despite dropping in the rest of the State.

Crowe demands Government increase home help hours

The Government's pledge to increase home help hours by 800,000 is not on track, according to a Fianna Fáil city councillor, and on current HSE figures "will not even reach half of that target".

Staff must be in place for HPC vaccine roll out in September, says McNelis

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, must guarantee that the rollout of the HPV vaccine for boys in their first-year at secondary school will proceed in September, and that the HSE recruitment embargo he has put in place will not delay it.

 

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