Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/240531
Title:
North Western Health Board annual report 1978
Authors:
North Western Health Board (NWHB)
Publisher:
North Western Health Board (NWHB)
Issue Date:
1978
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/240531
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The problem of our overcrowded general hospitals Is still with us, but the end is nearer as a result of the year's developments: namely, the cutting of the first sod, the signing of the contract and the commencement of work on the £7m development at Letterkenny, and the setting up of the proJect team and completion of the brief for the major development at Sligo. I would appeal to the public and staff all to bear with us in the meanwhile untU these projects are complete. The opening of our own orthopaedic service during the year Is a long awaited event, and every effort must now be made to eliminate the long waiting lists and provide a service to this region at least as good as any other. On the psychiatric front, while major work has been carried out in both Sligo and Letterkenny, much remains to be done. A new acute psychiatric unit will be incorporated into the development of Sligo General Hospital, and the units at Letterkenny will be opened shortly. But more remains to be done to Improve conditions for the long-stay population in both centres. The approval of Comhairle to the setting up of community consultant psychiatry at Dungloe and Carrlck-on-Shannon ls a significant development which may yet provide a new answer to the growing demands on our psychiatric service. Services for the aged continue to be developed with new day units at Carndonagh, Donegal and Ballyshannon, the extension of the unit at Carrick-on~ hannon and the opening of the consultant geriatric rehabilltatlon unit at Sligo. The advent of the community nursing units, and the approval given to five of them with a further three agreed in principle, will provide a new comprehensive and local service for old people who need either nursing care, supported residential care or day services. Our services for the mentally handicapped have further progressed, with the development of additional services at Cloonamahon and the adoption of a comprehensive plan for Co. Donegal. No time must be lost in pressing ahead with the Donegal services for both children and adults, so that the northern part of our region can have a service as good as the first class one now avallable in Sligo/Leitrim. The range of community services has been extended in small but most Important ways to provide help for some of the weakest sections of our community: children in care, the temporary homeless. The appointment of community development officers has led to further expansion of the work of existing voluntary organisations, and the setting up of such organisations in new areas. Here I would wish to pay tribute to the thousands of voluntary workers throughout the three counties who toll selflessly in the wonderful work of organising and providing services for the weaker members of our community. The one major blow on our community services continues to be the dental services and I know the Board joins with me In appealing to the Minister to provide the resources to enable us deliver a good dental service to all those who are entitled to lt, something we cannot do today. My thanks to the staff of the Board who, in their various capacities
Keywords:
WESTERN HEALTH BOARD; ANNUAL REPORT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNorth Western Health Board (NWHB)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-29T20:59:19Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-29T20:59:19Z-
dc.date.issued1978-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/240531-
dc.descriptionThe problem of our overcrowded general hospitals Is still with us, but the end is nearer as a result of the year's developments: namely, the cutting of the first sod, the signing of the contract and the commencement of work on the £7m development at Letterkenny, and the setting up of the proJect team and completion of the brief for the major development at Sligo. I would appeal to the public and staff all to bear with us in the meanwhile untU these projects are complete. The opening of our own orthopaedic service during the year Is a long awaited event, and every effort must now be made to eliminate the long waiting lists and provide a service to this region at least as good as any other. On the psychiatric front, while major work has been carried out in both Sligo and Letterkenny, much remains to be done. A new acute psychiatric unit will be incorporated into the development of Sligo General Hospital, and the units at Letterkenny will be opened shortly. But more remains to be done to Improve conditions for the long-stay population in both centres. The approval of Comhairle to the setting up of community consultant psychiatry at Dungloe and Carrlck-on-Shannon ls a significant development which may yet provide a new answer to the growing demands on our psychiatric service. Services for the aged continue to be developed with new day units at Carndonagh, Donegal and Ballyshannon, the extension of the unit at Carrick-on~ hannon and the opening of the consultant geriatric rehabilltatlon unit at Sligo. The advent of the community nursing units, and the approval given to five of them with a further three agreed in principle, will provide a new comprehensive and local service for old people who need either nursing care, supported residential care or day services. Our services for the mentally handicapped have further progressed, with the development of additional services at Cloonamahon and the adoption of a comprehensive plan for Co. Donegal. No time must be lost in pressing ahead with the Donegal services for both children and adults, so that the northern part of our region can have a service as good as the first class one now avallable in Sligo/Leitrim. The range of community services has been extended in small but most Important ways to provide help for some of the weakest sections of our community: children in care, the temporary homeless. The appointment of community development officers has led to further expansion of the work of existing voluntary organisations, and the setting up of such organisations in new areas. Here I would wish to pay tribute to the thousands of voluntary workers throughout the three counties who toll selflessly in the wonderful work of organising and providing services for the weaker members of our community. The one major blow on our community services continues to be the dental services and I know the Board joins with me In appealing to the Minister to provide the resources to enable us deliver a good dental service to all those who are entitled to lt, something we cannot do today. My thanks to the staff of the Board who, in their various capacitiesen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNorth Western Health Board (NWHB)en_GB
dc.subjectWESTERN HEALTH BOARDen_GB
dc.subjectANNUAL REPORTen_GB
dc.titleNorth Western Health Board annual report 1978en_GB
dc.typeReporten
All Items in Lenus, The Irish Health Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.