Doctors should be consulted before home help removed – Cllr McGarvey

A Donegal Councillor says doctors who recommend home help for their patients should be consulted before any decision is taken to withdraw the service.

Cllr Ian Mc Garvey says he is becoming increasingly concerned at the number of cases he is dealing with in which hours are being withdrawn from people at a time when, he says, people are very nervous in rural areas.

Cllr Mc Garvey cited the case of one couple who have had two hours withdrawn from them, even though both are 90 years of age..........

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