Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh
There was good news today for a Donegal school which caters for students with moderate, severe and profound learning disabilities and students with autism with confirmation of the appointment of a nursing post for children with complex needs on a short term basis.
The announcement for Little Angels School in Letterkenny was welcomed by local councillor, Jimmy Kavanagh who had been campaigning for this to happen for some time now.
He was informed by Frank Morrison, head of social care, Community
Healthcare Organisation 1 (CHO1), that discussions are ongoing at a national
level between the HSE and the Department of Education and Skills regarding
the provision of nursing support to children with complex needs in school
"CHO 1 continues to advocate on behalf of children requiring nursing support in
school settings with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, the
Department of Education and Skills and the HSE at national level.
"CHO1 is conscious of the need to provide support for children with complex
medical needs and therefore as an interim solution, CHO1 Social Care will
appoint a nurse to Little Angels School on a short term basis, until the national
negotiations are finalised. Measures are being put in place for the recruitment of
this post," he told the councillor.
Cllr Kavanagh welcomed the news adding he hoped this is the beginning of a
permanent solution to this important issue.
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