North Western Health Board annual report 1980 submitted to the member of the Board at the annual general meeting 20th July 1981

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/240552
Title:
North Western Health Board annual report 1980 submitted to the member of the Board at the annual general meeting 20th July 1981
Authors:
North Western Health Board (NWHB)
Publisher:
North Western Health Board (NWHB)
Issue Date:
20-Jul-1981
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/240552
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The year 1980 has been one of continued Improvement of the health services In the North West, and despite the tight financial limits we have made progress on many fronts. The hospital services are still dominated by the overcrowding and lack of space and facilities at both our major general hospitals, but the situation Is not without hope. The new extension at Letterkenny, soon to be opened, will serve the northern part of the region into the next century; and the committment of funds to the completion of planning and the beginning of building at Sligo will mean an early start to the extension there. On the psychiatric front I would like to see more developments taking place in community psychiatry, but progress has been made In that area during the year, also In the continued up-grading of the psychiatric hospitals. I was pleased at the fact that the Minister for Health visited both our psychiatric hospitals during the year and saw at first hand both our achievements and our outstanding problems. The new orthopaedic unit at Sligo Is almost complete, and the development of the service there will bring much relief to those many patients on our waiting list; the waiting time for this service here is at present the longest in the country. The setting up of an acute rehabilitation service in Manorhamilton can then proceed, giving the first permanent locally based consultant service to that hospital. The inauguration of a new radio system for the ambulance service during the year has resulted In a much more comprehensive coverage throughout the Board's region. A significant milestone was reached in December with the admission of the first patients to the Community Nursing Unit at Falcarragh, marking a new era for the care of the aged in County Donegal. The opening of Ramelton is not far away and work Is proceeding on the building of the Buncrana Unit. But more than anything else I wished that my year as Chairman of this Board would mark an increase in awareness of the special needs of the handicapped, and even more so, of their potential contribution to the life of the community. I am proud of what this Board has done and Is doing for the disabled, with its comprehensive programme of centres, workshops and facilities. My own contribution has hopefully added a personal touch to these developments.
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.accessioned2012-08-29T21:28:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-29T21:28:59Z-
dc.date.issued1981-07-20-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/240552-
dc.descriptionThe year 1980 has been one of continued Improvement of the health services In the North West, and despite the tight financial limits we have made progress on many fronts. The hospital services are still dominated by the overcrowding and lack of space and facilities at both our major general hospitals, but the situation Is not without hope. The new extension at Letterkenny, soon to be opened, will serve the northern part of the region into the next century; and the committment of funds to the completion of planning and the beginning of building at Sligo will mean an early start to the extension there. On the psychiatric front I would like to see more developments taking place in community psychiatry, but progress has been made In that area during the year, also In the continued up-grading of the psychiatric hospitals. I was pleased at the fact that the Minister for Health visited both our psychiatric hospitals during the year and saw at first hand both our achievements and our outstanding problems. The new orthopaedic unit at Sligo Is almost complete, and the development of the service there will bring much relief to those many patients on our waiting list; the waiting time for this service here is at present the longest in the country. The setting up of an acute rehabilitation service in Manorhamilton can then proceed, giving the first permanent locally based consultant service to that hospital. The inauguration of a new radio system for the ambulance service during the year has resulted In a much more comprehensive coverage throughout the Board's region. A significant milestone was reached in December with the admission of the first patients to the Community Nursing Unit at Falcarragh, marking a new era for the care of the aged in County Donegal. The opening of Ramelton is not far away and work Is proceeding on the building of the Buncrana Unit. But more than anything else I wished that my year as Chairman of this Board would mark an increase in awareness of the special needs of the handicapped, and even more so, of their potential contribution to the life of the community. I am proud of what this Board has done and Is doing for the disabled, with its comprehensive programme of centres, workshops and facilities. My own contribution has hopefully added a personal touch to these developments.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 1980 submitted to the member of the Board at the annual general meeting 20th July 1981en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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