The HSE Management team for Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1 (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, and Monaghan & Sligo) has met to discuss the preparations for the severe cold weather expected later this week.
The HSE says that they preparations are underway to ensure that the health services are “as ready as possible” for the cold snap.
They are doing “everything possible” to maintain all essential services; particularly services to vulnerable people at home in the community.
The situation will be closely monitored in the days ahead, and further updates will be issued, a spokesperson says.
Mr John Hayes, Chief Officer, Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1 stated: “The usual advice to the public in preparing for poor conditions is to make sure you have the three “Fs” stocked up – that’s food, fuel and fluids.
“Where it is safe to do so, we’d ask people to consider checking in on elderly or vulnerable members of the community, and to make sure they have supplies of food, fuel, water and medicines.
“Remember you may not be able to get to a pharmacy if conditions are poor.”
The HSE will be monitoring updates from Met Éireann and the Office of Emergency Planning.
All HSE CHO 1 Community services are currently proceeding as normal today.
“We will be monitoring the situation closely and using all channels of communications to update patients / clients and the general public regarding any changes or postponements that may be necessitated,” a spokesperson added.
The Winter Ready website, www.winterready.ie has useful advice for all.
All updated information can be found on www.hse.ie/weatherwarning.
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