News

April 2019

Can I get a letter to be referred to a Hospital Emergency Department (ED) without seeing a doctor?

If the triage nurse/doctor deems it medically necessary for you to go straight to ED without being seen by a doctor you will not be issued with a letter.  You will be advised by the receptionist or the medical staff to proceed directly.  In  many cases any delay would not be safe and may put you/your relative’s life at risk.  We do not take any responsibility if you choose not to accept the advice of staff in this matter.

A letter is only given at the time of consultation in a treatment centre or during a home visit when you have been seen by a doctor.  If a doctor is unavailable for your particular symptoms or complaint within what the medical staff consider a safe time frame, then you will be advised to attend the hospital ED or LIU as appropriate.

We do not have any involvement in ED charges, practices and procedures and any issues that you have in this regard must be dealt with by the hospital.

January/February 2019

Bereavement Support Information Evening
Venue: Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick
Date: Tuesday26th February, 2019
Time:  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 pm

The death of a person can send ripples throughout the community. Bereavement not only affects the family, but also friends, work colleagues, teachers and neighbours.  Following the death of someone close, we may experience strong and conflicting emotions. Grief can be powerful and feel overwhelming.

Who is this intended for? The Bereavement Support Information evenings are designed to give general information on grief and bereavement to bereaved people, their family and friends. Members of the Bereavement Service will be present to answer specific questions, however counselling is not available on the evening.

What happens?

Short talk by staff members about the different experiences of Grief.
Information on Support Services available.
Question time.

December 2018 – Measles Outbreak

WHO (World Health Organisation) has warned that measles is on the rise and that it is a global crisis with outbreaks all across Europe.  It is more important than ever that children get their MMR vaccine and women trying for babies check their immunity.  A blood test is available to check for this.

October 2018 – 8 week course for new parents:

September 2018 – Milford Care Centre & Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold a Bereavement Information Evening on Thursday 20th of September from 19:00 to 21:00 in Milford Care Centre, Limerick. A guest speaker experienced in supporting bereaved parents will talk for about forty minutes. Afterwards there’ll be an opportunity to speak/listen to other bereaved parents or to speak to the professional should you have any questions or concerns. As Milford Care Centre & Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Wednesday 19th September or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

“The solidarity experienced by being among people who are bound together by a common feeling of appalling loss is a great help. None of us wanted to be in this group nor would wish it on others but the feeling of understanding – which doesn’t need to be verbally expressed – is a support. We all understand.”

We appreciate your help raising awareness of this free event for bereaved parents. For more information see anamcara.ie or ring the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

Contact Number   Office 01 4045378 & NI 02895213120

Email Address        c.dingle@anamcara.ie

Web Address         www.anamcara.ie

Anam Cara Parental & Sibling Bereavement Support Group CLG, trading as Anam Cara is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital, registered in Dublin Ireland with registered company number 452644.

An alcohol-free pregnancy is best for your baby – HSE.ie

https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/media/pressrel/an-alco . . .