Palliative care experiences

Published 21/05/2014 | 05:20

A CALL has been issued for patients, families and carers to complete a major all-island survey of palliative care experiences.

The Let's Talk About survey is the first of its kind across Ireland and continues until the end of May.

The survey asks people with illnesses which may not be cured to share their experiences both good and bad. This includes people living with conditions such as advanced respiratory disease, cancer, chronic kidney disease, heart failure or dementia.

The survey can be completed online at www.letstalk-about.org.

MACE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

FIVE Louth Mace stores received one of retail's highest honours at the recent Mace Excellence Awards which are only given to stores that pass a gruelling year-long inspection, including unannounced audits and visits from mystery shoppers.

Two stores received special recognition for winning awards for five years in a row - Fee's Mace Dundalk and Fee's Maxol Mace Dundalk.

The other winners were Quigley's Maxol Mace Avenue Road; Butt's Black Bull and Butt's Wheaton Hall, Drogheda.

SAFETY AUDIT

COUNCILLOR Tomas Sharkey is seeking a full safety audit of new junctions that were created on the N53 last year.

He said: 'Last year a lot of money was spent on this new road. Before it was even finished the local community knew that the junctions at Milltown and Phillipstown would be unsafe and I agree.

'There are no right turning boxes, filter lanes or continuous white lines at these junctions and accidents occur on a weekly basis.

'I believe that the engineers and the NRA who were involved in this project need to admit that more work is needed to make the road safe for users.

I have taken the unusual step of tabling a motion mandating the Director of Services to carry out a review of this work because my concerns and the public's concerns are falling on deaf ears'.

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