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first_imgTwo people connected with the Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame are going through health problems right now.  Donna Hoeing, a member of the Hall and also one of its board members, is being treated for a bout with cancer.  Karen Rohlfing, the wife of board member Nick Rohlfing, is also battling cancer.  I understand both of these ladies are on the way to recovery, but I am sure that they would appreciate you thinking of them in your prayers.  Keep up the fight, ladies!last_img

DONEGAL TD FEARS CHARGES WILL BE INTRODUCED FOR HOME HELP SERVICES

first_imgDONEGAL TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has expressed his concern at a letter which suggests that the government may introduce charges for home helps and care in the home.The letter which was issued by the Minister’ s office to the Regional Health Forum West refers to legislative powers to introduce such charges and states that ‘It is Government policy to increase the part played by community services in supporting older people in line with the preferences of older people themselves’.Commenting on situation, Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “This government has introduced savage cuts in relation to home helps and the most vulnerable people in society; provoking larges protests on the streets of Letterkenny and throughout the state. “I am therefore extremely worried when I see government departments referring to the power to introduce charges for home help.“Minister Varadkar must immediately clarify the intent of this letter. He must assure the elderly people of Donegal that there will be no charges introduced on the vital services they receive.“The most vulnerable in our society must be protected. This has to be the priority of any government which prioritises the wellbeing of our citizens. Elderly people can never become another ‘cash cow’ for this government to raise revenue.”  DONEGAL TD FEARS CHARGES WILL BE INTRODUCED FOR HOME HELP SERVICES was last modified: October 14th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:care workerschargesdonegal tdhome helpPadraig Mac Lochlainnlast_img read more