Four pal­lia­tive nurses start work in com­ing weeks

Bray People - - News -

A TO­TAL of four pal­lia­tive care nurses have been hired to work within the Co. Wick­low area and are due to com­mence work in the com­ing weeks.

That’s ac­cord­ing to Mayor of Ark­low Nicky Kelly who con­firmed the news fol­low­ing a meet­ing of the Re­gional Health Fo­rum in re­cent days.

Cllr. Kelly told the Wick­low Peo­ple that he was de­lighted to learn of the move which will re­store a cer­tain level of this vi­tal care to Co. Wick­low can­cer pa­tients who have been without for far too long.

‘This is a real break- through for the county which has been ig­nored for some time now in the area of pal­lia­tive care. Th­ese nurses are highly skilled and trained and will no doubt pro­vide com­fort and ex­per­tise to many fam­i­lies in the re­gion who have for too long car­ried the bur­den of car­ing for their loved ones without the sup­port they de­serve,’ he said.

Cllr. Kelly added that there is still a long way to go to get­ting an ad­e­quate num­ber of nurses em­ployed but that this is a ma­jor and wel­come step in the right di­rec­tion.

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