01 Dec 2021

Longford's homecare sector at 'breaking point'

Longford's homecare sector at 'breaking point'

Health bosses are facing calls to provide additional financial supports to Longford's ailing home care sector

Health Minister Simon Donnelly is coming under pressure to come to the aid of Longford's homecare industry which is at “breaking point”.

The call was made at last week's meeting of Longford County Council by Fine Gael Cllr Garry Murtagh.

The north Longford based elected representative told of how he had been “inundated with phone calls” from members of the public concerned over they will get the service or the level of care they need.

Fore more on this story, see this week's Longford Leader.

UPDATE: Man (19) appears at special Longford court sitting charged over alleged Ballymahon assault

A man has appeared in court charged in connection to an alleged assault in Ballymahon during the early hours of yesterday morning which left a teenager fighting for his life in hospital.

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