Posts Tagged ‘Health’

ALONE calls on Government to implement long term supports for older people as members of the public begin to return to work

May 19th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is asking the Government to ensure that long term supports are in place for older people impacted by COVID-19, as Ireland moves into the next phase of the pandemic. As members of the public and supporters begin to return to work, the organisation has called for current levels of support for older people to be maintained and increased, highlighting that we have yet to see the full impact cocooning has had on older people who are medically and socially vulnerable. ALONE has also stated that inequality has played a role in the course of the pandemic, with those who are most marginalised among the most affected.


Read more »

ALONE calls for Government action to focus on long-term issues impacting older people amid COVID-19 outbreak

May 4th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has urged Government and politicians to focus anew on the long term issues impacting older people during the COVID-19 pandemic as the country enters the next phase of combatting the virus. The organisation is calling for action on the long-term issues impacting older people which COVID-19 has further brought to light, such as mental health and wellbeing, support to age at home, and nursing home support.


Read more »

ALONE calls for long-term reform of supports for older people in light of COVID-19 crisis 

April 21st, 2020

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has called for urgent action to support the nursing home and home support sectors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and for long-term reform of health services to better meet the support needs of older people. The organisation has said that years of consistent underfunding and underinvestment in home care and nursing homes has impacted both sectors’ ability to cope with the COVID-19 crisis, and that support for older people must be prioritised both now and after the crisis has passed.


Read more »

ALONE Cautiously Welcomes Policy Framework Document issued by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael

April 16th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, while welcoming the sentiment expressed in the Policy Framework for a new Government released by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael earlier today, is seeking further commitment on key areas pertinent to older people. The organisation notes the strong elements on social justice but would call on a stronger commitment to the National Positive Ageing Strategy, more commitment to housing with supports for older people and to expedite the actions outlined in Sláintecare.


Read more »

ALONE: Cocooning brings to light increasing and ongoing levels of loneliness and isolation among older people

April 14th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is urging members of the public to reach out to older people in the community who may be feeling particularly isolated at the moment due to cocooning measures in place, which will now continue until May 5. The organisation is asking families to reach out by phone or use technology to stay in touch with their older relatives, neighbours and friends.


Read more »

ALONE welcomes the introduction of banking supports for older people restricted by cocooning measures

April 8th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has welcomed measures taken by the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI) to assist older people who are cocooning with banking. The five main retail banks have introduced free phone numbers to offer assistance and advice to older customers required to stay at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Read more »

ALONE thanks Gavin James and the public for raising an astonishing €160,000 in support of their services

April 4th, 2020

ALONE thanks Gavin James and the public for raising an astonishing €160,000 in support of their services

The organisation has been overwhelmed by the support received from the people of Ireland.


Read more »

Future Health Summit – Ireland’s premier healthcare event attracts over 2,000 delegates

May 26th, 2016

The Future Health Summit, Ireland’s premier healthcare event, was officially opened by Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Health yesterday at Dublin’s Citywest Convention Centre.  The top European event for current and future healthcare leaders, patients and wellbeing experts attracted over 2,000 delegates over two days, as it puts the full range of health issues facing society under the microscope with over 160 speakers; over 100 exhibitors, with sector leaders and innovators from across the globe and patient group workshops.
Read more »