Mother and child:Minister of State Alex White has announced additional funding of €100,000 for Coolmine Therapeutic Community.
The centre, which provides residential and community services to help people end their dependence on drugs, will support Coolmine’s Mother and Child service which enables mothers to keep their children with them during residential treatment.
Clear communications:The Crystal Clear MSD Health Literacy Awards is inviting entries. These awards are open to anyone working in healthcare who is communicating clearly and making information and services accessible to patients.
Closing date for applications is February 1st, 2013. See health literacy.ie.
Antibiotic misuse:With winter well on its way, the public is being reminded that antibiotics have no role in the treatment of colds, coughs and flu. The Irish Society of Clinical Microbiologists (ISCM) and the Irish Pharmacy Union are supporting Antibiotic Awareness Day on November 18th.
Patients with coughs and colds are being urged to avoid unnecessary prescriptions.