Sustained absence of daycare and respite services for individuals with disabilities in Co Clare has been described as “an appalling situation” by a North Clare representative who described that family members are having to pull loved ones ‘from the floor’.
Both Ennis Hospital and University Hospital Limerick are under considerable pressure with over 100 staff out of work due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
A total of 772 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland, 14 of which are in Co Clare.
Clare councillors have stressed the importance of respite and daycare services for personnel with disabilities resuming during the lockdown.
Ireland’s second lockdown to lower the suppression of COVID-19 has been described by a Clare TD as unsustainable and “a failure to respond”.
Health officials have announced that 18 new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Co Clare.
Refurbishment works at Scariff Health Centre have prompted the closure of the facility from today (Monday).
Mental health services in the Mid-West have been described as “unfit for purpose” by one service user.
A reoccurrence of beach closures in Clare cannot be allowed to happen in high season again, the Cathaoirleach of the West Clare Municipal District has stated.
A Clare TD Government TD has confirmed that work on bringing a “robust” COVID-19 testing and screening system to Shannon Airport is underway.