Extra funding for health


Sir, – The HSE is to receive an extra €50 million (Paul Cullen, Home News, December 18th).

Your article states, “money will be used to fund services for older people and hospices”. Does this mean St Joseph’s in Shankill, which houses more than 60 residents with Alzheimer’s, can now be saved from its threatened closure in January? – Yours, etc,



Co Dublin.