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Irish Cancer Society says around half of terminal patients do not have central heating

Dec 8, 2023 09:23 By Shannonside News
Irish Cancer Society says around half of terminal patients do not have central heating
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Research found that 1 in 3 nurses providing end of life care in homes say they have experienced patients’ homes without any heating.

Almost half of terminal cancer patients receiving treatment at home do not have any central heating. Research carried out by the Irish Cancer Society found that 1 in 3 nurses providing end of life care in homes across the country say they have experienced patients’ homes without any heating.

It also found that 3 in 5 reported households having difficulty paying bills like mortgages, rent and utilities. CEO of the Irish Cancer Society, Averil Power has called on the Government to act and provide assistance.

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