€1.6 million for seven local health projects

Over €1.6 million in funding has been announced for local health projects under the Sláintecare programme.

Minister Simon Harris today allocated €20 million for 122 projects around the country.

Among the local plans is a new Integrated Care Programme for Older People which will run in Cavan.

€700,000 will go to the project across Cavan, Galway, Wexford and Westmeath, with the aim of developing services for older people’s health and social care needs.

€260,000 is going to a project aimed at preventing trips and falls in the homes of older people, with €180,000 for a programme on the management of respiratory patients in there communities. Another €480,000 is shared among four other local projects.

Local Senator Joe O’Reilly says it’s good news for Cavan and Monaghan: