Liam Rossiter was diagnosed with heart failure four years ago. The support offered by the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) Heart Failure support group, supported by the HSE, in the years since have provided him with “vital reassurance.
Paddy Mooney, a resident of the Dunabbey House, Dungarvan, Co Waterford, had a very special celebration to mark his 100th birthday on May 4th. A native of Dunabrattin, Annestown, Co Waterford, Paddy is a World War ll RAF veteran and his significant birthday was marked in a day of socially distanced festivities at the HSE/South East Community Healthcare’s residential nursing unit in Dungarvan. RTE captured the day,
Kerry Stroke Support Group was set up in 2009 as an initiative of the Tralee Primary Care Team to support stroke survivors in Co Kerry. Mary Carmody, Chairperson Stroke Group explains that when her then 54 year old husband had a stroke in 2006, he was “a very unlikely candidate to have a stroke.
According to Cork native AnneMarie McAuliffe, her fifteen year old son Conor is a “walking miracle.” Conor attends St Paul’s School, part of the Cope Foundation, in Cork City.
The team at the Tralee public vaccination centre are currently welcoming people from the 65-69 age-group for vaccinations, with lead co-ordinator Máire Flynn explaining that everyone comes in with a smile and is met with a smile from the enthusiastic staff: “We’re smiling welcoming them, and they’re smiling coming in.”
Quitting is working out for Maria Moran so far. Having taken her own advice in November to “just do it” she has now recorded five months as a quitter. And her daughter is delighted. Nine year old Caoimhe was the original inspiration and motivation for Maria, who is Business Manager with HSE Older Persons Services in Cork. Having been a smoker since her teens, the Cork native had considered quitting in the past but never actively tried. Caoimhe’s announcement last year to her mum that she didn’t want her to die from smoking, was the emotional bolt that finally motivated her into action.
We need to support our workforce who have experienced significant increases in demand, and have been doing 'more with less' over the last number of years.