North Western Health Board annual report 1979 submitted to the members of the Board at the annual general meeting 21st July 1980

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/240551
Title:
North Western Health Board annual report 1979 submitted to the members of the Board at the annual general meeting 21st July 1980
Authors:
North Western Health Board (NWHB)
Publisher:
North Western Health Board (NWHB)
Issue Date:
1980
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/240551
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The most significant development during the year has been the strides which have been taken towards relieving the problem of our overcrowded general hospitals. The multi-storey block at Letterkenny has progressed right on schedule and leaves us confident that commissioning can take place early in 1981 as planned. In October 1979 the then Minister for Health, Mr. Charles Haughey, T.D., approved the Development Control Plan stage of the major extension to Sligo General Hospital. Rapid progress in the commencement of construction work in Sligo seems assured by Mr. Haughey's commitment to "cut corners" with a view to ensuring that the serious overcrowding in Sligo General is alleviated at an early date. The special attention afforded to the problem of alcohol abuse during the term of my predecessor has been followed through with increased emphasis on the theme of parental example and the focussing of attention on the necessity for revised legislation on the sale of alcohol to teenagers. lt is hoped that the lead and encouragement given to the public in this regard will be acted upon by statutory and voluntary organisations alike, in particular by the increased provision of leisure alternatives for our young people. Over recent years much ground work has been done in the adaptation and extension of our geriatric and smaller hospitals to cater for the community-based day services for the aged. I am happy to note that the lead given so well in earlier years by the day hospital services in my native Leitrim have been followed up on throughout the North West region resulting in a remarkable 80% increase in the take-up of these services during 1979. Whilst there has been some progress in the development of services for the mentally handicapped with the appointment of specialist staff, the provision of further residential accommodation for the handicapped in this region has not proceeded as quickly as I would like. This is an aspect of our services to which I feel we must devote increased attention in the coming year. A very welcome development has been the successful completion of national and local agreements which facilitate the introduction, in the very near future, of a Com· munity Psychiatric Nursing Service in Sligo/Leitrim.
Keywords:
NORTH WESTERN HEALTH BOARD; ANNUAL REPORT

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNorth Western Health Board (NWHB)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-29T21:15:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-29T21:15:45Z-
dc.date.issued1980-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/240551-
dc.descriptionThe most significant development during the year has been the strides which have been taken towards relieving the problem of our overcrowded general hospitals. The multi-storey block at Letterkenny has progressed right on schedule and leaves us confident that commissioning can take place early in 1981 as planned. In October 1979 the then Minister for Health, Mr. Charles Haughey, T.D., approved the Development Control Plan stage of the major extension to Sligo General Hospital. Rapid progress in the commencement of construction work in Sligo seems assured by Mr. Haughey's commitment to "cut corners" with a view to ensuring that the serious overcrowding in Sligo General is alleviated at an early date. The special attention afforded to the problem of alcohol abuse during the term of my predecessor has been followed through with increased emphasis on the theme of parental example and the focussing of attention on the necessity for revised legislation on the sale of alcohol to teenagers. lt is hoped that the lead and encouragement given to the public in this regard will be acted upon by statutory and voluntary organisations alike, in particular by the increased provision of leisure alternatives for our young people. Over recent years much ground work has been done in the adaptation and extension of our geriatric and smaller hospitals to cater for the community-based day services for the aged. I am happy to note that the lead given so well in earlier years by the day hospital services in my native Leitrim have been followed up on throughout the North West region resulting in a remarkable 80% increase in the take-up of these services during 1979. Whilst there has been some progress in the development of services for the mentally handicapped with the appointment of specialist staff, the provision of further residential accommodation for the handicapped in this region has not proceeded as quickly as I would like. This is an aspect of our services to which I feel we must devote increased attention in the coming year. A very welcome development has been the successful completion of national and local agreements which facilitate the introduction, in the very near future, of a Com· munity Psychiatric Nursing Service in Sligo/Leitrim.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNorth Western Health Board (NWHB)en_GB
dc.subjectNORTH WESTERN HEALTH BOARDen_GB
dc.subjectANNUAL REPORTen_GB
dc.titleNorth Western Health Board annual report 1979 submitted to the members of the Board at the annual general meeting 21st July 1980en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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