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Information evening for Donegal carers
AN information evening for Donegal carers looking after older
people and those with dementia will be held later this month.
Donegal Mental Health Services for Older People is hosting the event
entitled 'Promoting Positive Mental Health and Living Well with
Guest speakers on the night will include GP Dr Sheeran, clinical
nurse specialist Grace Kelly and solicitor Caroline O’Boyle. A local
carer will also give an account of her own personal journey.
Consultant psychiatrist for older people, Dr Tom McBride, will also
be available as part of a questions and answer session.
The event will take place on May 20, 2015 in the Mount Errigal
Hotel, Letterkenny, from 6.30pm-9.30pm. Admission is free and
everyone is welcome.
300 Donegal patients being ignored - TD
INISHOWEN TD., Charlie McConalogue has called on the Minister
for Health Leo Varadkar and the Saolta Hospital Group to immediately
set a date for the reinstatement of rheumatology services at
Letterkenny General Hospital.
“The Saolta Hospital Group has been giving assurances since early
2011 that rheumatology services would be reinstated at Letterkenny
General Hospital. However, four years later arthritis sufferers are
still being forced to travel to Co Leitrim for treatment," he said.
He claimed that Saolta "seems unwilling to allocate or re-direct
doctors to staff an out-reach clinic at Letterkenny".
"This is a completely unacceptable position and serves to highlight
the fact that the needs of the patients in Donegal are not being
considered. There are almost 300 rheumatology patients in Donegal,
more than justifying an outreach clinic at Letterkenny," he added.
180 events lined up for Donegal festival
MORE than 180 events planned at venues across Donegal make up
the extensive programme for the 18th annual Bealtaine Festival
taking place throughout May. Bealtaine celebrates creativity as we
age ranging from dance to cinema, painting to theatre and plenty
more. The festival is organised by Donegal County Council’s Cultural
Services in association with a wide range of partner organisations.
Manager Eileen Burgess said: “Bealtaine has something to suit
everyone. All the events in the exhibitions and day by day sections
are open to the public and the vast majority are free of charge.
There are special Bealtaine concessions available for other events
and the public is encouraged to take advantage of this great
opportunity and attend as many Bealtaine events as they can." For
full programme, click here
Ministers visit North West radiotherapy site
HEALTH Minister Leo Varadkar and his Northern counterpart
Minister Jim Wells have taken time out from a North-South
Ministerial Council meeting to visit the site of the new North West
Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital.
Co-operating for Cancer Care NorthWest, CCC(NW) warmly welcomed the
visit today in Derry.
“North-South cooperation for this radiotherapy unit is an excellent
example of both jurisdictions working together in partnership to
provide a much needed health care service for people living on
either side of the border," said Noelle Duddy of CCC(NW).
"It is a win, win situation for everyone: for cancer patients; for
healthcare professionals; for research and development: for
politicians and for the tax payer.
“CCC(NW) welcome the advances made in the construction of the unit
to date and when it opens next year to treat cancer patients from
Donegal (and) North West, the stress and distress of travelling to
Galway, Dublin and/or Belfast will be removed from the vast majority
of patients and their families. CCC(NW) continue to wish the project
and the project team well.”
Woman seriously hurt in Fahan crash
A young woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries
following a single-vehicle crash this morning in Fahan.
The accident happened when the woman’s car collided with a ditch
shortly before 10am in Fahan village.
The victim, a woman in her 20s from the Inishowen peninsula, was
driving alone in the direction of Buncrana when the incident
occurred. She was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry for
Garda forensic collision investigators are currently at the scene
and diversions are expected to remain in place until this evening.
Witnesses are asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 93 20540.
Local firms vie for Business of the Year awards
TWO Inishowen firms are among ten businesses short-listed for
the finals of this year’s Donegal Business of the Year awards to be
announced on Friday.
3Dom Filaments Ltd from Moville and DaiGon Ltd from Clonmany will
vie for honours at the awards hosted by Donegal Local Enterprise
Office during Enterprising Donegal Business Week.
3Dom Filaments was founded by Danny McMenamin and Ciaran McMenamin
in 2013 and are involved in the design, production and online sales
of high quality thermoplastic filaments for the growing 3D printed
product market worldwide.
DaiGon are specialists in the design and installation of energy
efficient heating systems. The other finalists are St Johnston-based
accountancy firm accountantonline.ie; Donegal English Language
School from Bundoran; Carnaween Clothing Company from Glencolmcille;
Fairytales Day Care, Milford; Kinnegar Brewing, Rathmullan;
Gillespie Precision Engineering/Gillespie Polytunnels, Killygordon;
Portsalon Luxury Camping, Portsalon; Safetech Consulting and
Training Ltd, Letterkenny.
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