Care of the Elderly

With the advances in medicine and health awareness there is an increase in the number of elderly in Ireland. The elderly can be a vulnerable group not unlike children. The importance to look after and have the best care available for our ever growing elderly population should be our priority. With old age inevitable for … Continue reading

Emergency Department overcrowding critical

Emergency Department overcrowding critical – Overcrowding in hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) has reached an ‘all time high’, nurses have claimed. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), 563 patients were waiting on trolleys on Monday morning including 50 in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, 41 in … Continue reading

HSE Nursing Homes can charge over €2,000 per week

Nursing homes run by the HSE are charging weekly fees of up to €2,139, it emerged yesterday, according to the Irish Independent. However, it remains unclear how much an elderly person who needs to be admitted to one of these homes will have to pay if they have not been … Continue reading