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Health supports in Clare among worst in Ireland

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Clare is among the worst hit counties in Ireland for health supports and the worst in the West of Ireland for community health services, new research has shown.

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Families let down by home help freeze – McInerney

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*Rita McInerney. Photograph: Arthur Ellis Restrictions on new applications for home help services will have negative consequences for families, carers, and the wider health services across the county, Fianna Fáil’s Rita McInerney has said.

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VAT on health food supplements hard to swallow

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Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is facing growing demands to reverse the imposition of VAT on supplements to help many elderly people who rely on such products. Sally Smith – Owner of Open Sesame, has been in business for 31 years with two branches employing 6 Full Time and 4 Part Time staff. Even after 3…

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Cervical screening cover-up ‘unforgivable’ says Dr Harty

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CLARE’S Independent TD Dr Michael Harty has said that the Cervical Check screening scandal was created by the cover-up, rather than the false test results themselves. “This scandal is what transpires when mistakes are identified but the information is not transmitted. This is the core issue. “The failure of open disclosure of false negatives to…

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Smoking at Clare beaches could be stomped out

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SMOKING in Co Clare’s public areas could soon be a thing of the past, following a motion to introduce a prohibition on smoking in all public facilities owned or operated by the local authority. The initiative would see a smoking ban in all public parks, playgrounds and eventually beaches. Mayor of Clare Tom McNamara, along…

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Rose: “I received so much support” from West Clare Cancer Centre

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IN NOVEMBER 2014, after finding a lump the size of a Euro coin, Rose Keane was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Rose had a mammogram, a biopsy and a lumpectomy within three weeks of attending the breast clinic in Limerick. “The first few days of knowing that cancer was in my body and especially my breast…

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Cllr Howard appeals to women to get the ‘girls’ checked out

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Councillor Mary Howard at the BreastCheck clinic in Ennis. Pic: Arthur Ellis

“If you don’t go for a BreastCheck when you are called, you are playing Russian Roulette with your life,” says Councillor Mary Howard. When Mary went for her Breast Check in December, the nurses told her that five women prior to her did not attend their appointment. It turns out that 55 per cent of…

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Shannon Doc meeting a TD no-show

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THE reinstate Shannondoc Group has expressed anger than none of Clare’s four TDs attended their public meeting on Friday. Independent TD Dr Michael Harty and Fine Gael TDs Joe Carey and Pat Breen told The Clare Echo they had prior engagements. Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley sent his apologies before the meeting. Former Sinn Fein…

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Public meeting on future of ShannonDoc in Kilrush tonight

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THE Support the Reinstatement of ShannonDoc Committee will hold a public meeting tonight in Kilrush. The objective of the meeting is to look at how the scaling back of the ShannonDoc services have impacted the local community. The committee will consider if the issues that were highlighted last year have been addressed, as well as…

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UHL asks patients to avoid Emergency Department

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UNIVERSITY  Hospital Limerick is asking patients to consider other treatment options before travelling to the Emergency Department. A spokesperson for University Hospital Limerick said they have been experiencing a high number of patients attending the ED in recent days. “We have admitted a lot of seriously ill patients recently, many of who remain in the…

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