PODCAST: John Harte is trying to bring his wife home

A Leitrim man whose wife has had to stay in the ICU in Cavan for the past six months because of being denied home care funding, has spoken of the difficult decision to go public with her case.

Olivia Harte from Cloone in Co Leitrim has an aggressive form of Parkinsons, and is on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit at Cavan hospital since being admitted there in December of last year.

She was told in January that she could go home if she had 24 hour nursing care, but two applications for care packages have now been refused.

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John Harte talked abut the couples story so far on Let’s Talk today.