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Longford night nurse encourages people to consider working for Cancer Society

Mar 26, 2021 13:03 By Shannonside News
Longford night nurse encourages people to consider working for Cancer Society Longford night nurse encourages people to consider working for Cancer Society
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As Daffodil Day fundraising takes place today to support the night nurse service provided by the Irish Cancer Society, it's emerged that there's a significant increase in demand since the Covid pandemic began

A Longford night nurse is encouraging people to contact the Irish Cancer Society who are looking for more people to help support people to die in their homes.

The Cancer Society has reported an increased demand around the country for the service, due to the hospital restrictions on visitors generally.

The demand for the service which provides end-of-life care to patients in their own home, jumped by over a fifth in some areas, with as increase of as much as 60% in Cavan and even higher in Kildare at 76%.

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Longford woman Margaret Brady says it is a huge privilege to be working with the service for the last number of years and it's very rewarding to be able to help people at such a sensitive time.

 

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