Mayo Fianna Fail TD Dara Calleary raised the future of the five day service at the Mayo Alzheimer’s Centre in Castlebar in the Dail last night.

It was revealed in the past couple of weeks that Alzheimers Ireland is being forced to reduce services at the Mayo Centre in Castlebar from five days to three days and to curtail transport services to the centre from the end of this month.

Alzheimer’s Ireland has to do this because the HSE has not increased financial support to the centre.

Deputy Calleary says the response from the HSE to the issue last night was cold hearted in his opinion and showed no empathy for the services users and their families.

The matter was dealt with by Minister for Older People Jim Daly and he has committed to looking at the situation himself, to see if there is anything he can do.


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