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Improving Home Care Services in Ireland: Have Your Say! Department of Health to develop plans for a new statutory scheme for home care services.

Improving Home Care Services in Ireland: Have Your Say!  Department of Health to develop plans for a new statutory scheme for home care services.

  Deadline for Submissions-31st August 2017   Your Opinion Matters A public consultation is being carried out to help the Department of Health to develop plans for a new statutory scheme for home care services. They  would like to find out what people think about current home care services– what is working well and whatContinue Reading Improving Home Care Services in Ireland: Have Your Say! Department of Health to develop plans for a new statutory scheme for home care services.

The National Defibrillator Register

The National Defibrillator Register

The Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Death Report recommended that a national defibrillator register be established. In 2011 a joint initiative between the PHECC, HSE, NAS and the Irish Heart Foundation was commenced.

The aim of the defibrillator register is to assist in reducing deaths from cardiac arrest by informing the public of the exact location of the defibrillator in their area. I have been made aware that some of the defibrillators located in the County are not registered

One of the most important factors in survival from cardiac arrest is early CPR and use of a defibrillator. Survival rates following cardiac arrest have improved from 1%to 5%in the past few years, however, having a register of defibrillators will further improve these survival rates.

Many communities and companies may have a defibrillator available for use that local people don’t know about. The defibrillator register aims to rectify this.

Please take the time and complete the form set out in the line below and email to:

 

Community Defibrillator Register

Completed forms to be returned to the NAS at cfr@hse.ie

Defib Locator Info 1 (1)

Read more about The National Defibrillator Register

Book Launch- County Louth and the Irish Revolution 1912-1923- Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol.

Book Launch- County Louth and the Irish Revolution 1912-1923- Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol.

So yesterday evening I and many other County Louth People from all over the country attended the Book Launch of “County Louth and the Revolution 1912-1923” Edited by the esteemed Donal Hall & Martin Maguire published by the Irish AcademicPresshttp://irishacademicpress.ie/…/county-louth-and-the-irish-…/.  at Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol. The book has 13 Contributors who have produced the firstContinue Reading Book Launch- County Louth and the Irish Revolution 1912-1923- Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol.

Do Good, Feel Good- National Volunteer Week 15th to 21st of May 2017

Do Good, Feel Good- National Volunteer Week 15th to 21st of May 2017

  This morning I dropped in with the the lovely Kayleigh Volunteer Liaison Officer for Louth and her fantastic team at Louth Volunteer Centre Dundalk Office at County Hall. TownTalk Dundalk FM were doing a OB this morning from 10-12  live from the Volunteer centre. The main topic of conversation was obviously  about volunteering as part ofContinue Reading Do Good, Feel Good- National Volunteer Week 15th to 21st of May 2017

O’Fiaich Art Exhibition- Marshes Shpping Centre 28th April 2017

O’Fiaich Art Exhibition- Marshes Shpping Centre 28th April 2017

      So I received a very important invitation from my former secondary school to attend the launch of their annual Art Exhibition of creative works by the Students of O’Fiaich school and Institute of Further Education which now takes residence in the Marshes Shopping Centre Dundalk.   The launch was extremely well attendedContinue Reading O’Fiaich Art Exhibition- Marshes Shpping Centre 28th April 2017

Dundalk Dog Rescue- Launch of fundraising for New Rescue Centre -27th April 2017

Dundalk Dog Rescue- Launch of fundraising for New Rescue Centre -27th April 2017

Yesterday evening I and a number of public representatives and members of the Business Community attended a meeting held by DDR to unveil their  plans of the new and local dog rescue centre in Dundalk hopefully to be completed by the end of this year.

Dundalk Dog Rescue (DDR) is an entirely voluntary non-profit organisation set up in 2005 Read more about Dundalk Dog Rescue- Launch of fundraising for New Rescue Centre -27th April 2017