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A new dementia support group is to be set up in Sligo town to support families and friends. The HSE is to establish a Carers support group in order to help those who care for family of friends who suffer from dementia. Majella McDonald is a Clinic Nurse Specialist in…

STI sufferers from Leitrim are forced to travel outside the county for treatment. It’s one of 10 counties where there is no public STI clinic. There are currently 23 HSE-funded STI clinics in the State, based in 16 counties. Patients from Leitrim must travel to their nearest clinic which is…

A Sligo Leitrim TD says Fine Gael’s plan to restructure the country’s health and social care system into six separate regions has been done with no consultation with patients and health care professionals. Counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal will to be grouped along with Roscommon, Mayo and Galway to form…

Counties Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal, are to be grouped along with Roscommon, Mayo and Galway to form one of the new HSE’s six service regions. The announcement has been made by the Health Minister Simon Harris who says the HSE was never fit for purpose. Under plans announced by the Government,…

The HSE says there is no process underway by it to recruit a permanent psychologist to cover county Leitrim. The HSE was responding to recent comments by Leitrim Sinn Fein Councillor Brendan Barry on Ocean FM News. The HSE, in a statement, says: ‘The Sligo/Leitrim Early Intervention Teams have 1…

A third case of measles has now been confirmed in Co Donegal today. Two cases were confirmed last week and there are two more probable case which have yet to be confirmed. This morning the Health Service Executive confirmed a third case of measles in Co. Donegal. It’ says there…