Troops help palliative care nurses and carers to their calls in snow stricken Longford

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Troops help palliative care nurses and carers to their calls in snow stricken Longford

Troops help palliative care nurses and carers to their calls in snow stricken Longford

It was another busy day for troops from Custume Barracks Athlone as they assisted the HSE with 51 separate tasks dropping/collecting medical staff/patients & conducting home help visits in Mullingar, Longford & Tullamore.

Troops also assisted in road clearance. 

In Longford, troops were integral to the delivery of meals on wheels and they also helped palliative care nurses and carers to their calls.

In all, 400 Defence Forces personnel and 155 vehicles in a range of tasks to support the civil authorities in the past 48 hours.

The majority of Defence Forces assets are deployed in Cork, Kildare and Dublin, also in Kerry, Louth, Westmeath, Longford, Offaly & Donegal.

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