911 Gives Hope for the Holidays

first_imgFor this upcoming Holiday Season, the Townsquare Media Radio Stations (WKDQ, WJLT, WDKS, WGBF-FM, WGBF-AM) will team up with Henderson Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and the 911 Gives Hope charity to present the 7th annual “911 Gives Hope for the Holidays” toy drive.  For the past 6 years we have successfully filled a 53 foot trailer with toys that were distributed to the Children’s Wards at local hospitals.  This year all 5 radio stations will again partner together for a mass broadcast “radiothon” to urge the public to donate toys, clothing, gift certificates and more to the Children’s Wards at Deaconess Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Evansville Psychiatric Children’s Center and The Ronald Mc Donald House.The radiothon will begin at 5am on Friday, December 4th and will run thru 6pm on Sunday, December 6th.  The radio stations will broadcast live from the Wal-Mart on Burkhardt the entire weekend with additional broadcasts, live from Henderson Chevrolet in Henderson Kentucky.  Local Fire Departments, Police Departments, Sheriff’s Departments and AMR will be in attendance all weekend in an effort to fill another 53 foot trailer.  Santa will also be on hand and available for pictures throughout the weekend.The toys that are collected will be sorted and delivered to the local hospitals on Monday, December 21st, just in time for Christmas.  For more information contact Angie Ross-Peters at 812-425-4226 ext. 308FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

€26.5 million in EU funding announced for cross border health and social care

first_imgThe health services on both sides of the border are set to benefit from a welcome investment from the EU’s INTERREG VA programme secured by Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT), the cross border health and social care partnership.The Special EU Programmes Body has awarded a total of €26.5 million euros to the CAWT Partnership, which will directly benefit people living in Northern Ireland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland.This EU funding will be used to support four large-scale cross border health and social care projects up to 2021. Members of the CAWT Management Board which recently marked the Organisations 25th Anniversary. L to R: Ed McClean, NI Public Health Agency (Belfast); Dean Sullivan, Director of Commissioning, NI Health & Social Care Board (Belfast), Tom Daly, HSE Assistant National Director & Director General, CAWT; Elaine Way, Chief Executive, Western Health & Social Care Trust (Derry), John Hayes, Chief Officer, Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1 (HSE), Bernie McCrory, Chief Officer, CAWT; Photo by Clive WassonThe projects are in the areas of acute hospital services, mental health, children’s services and community health and well-being. A fifth project is being led by NHS Scotland and is in the area of primary care and older people’s services. The CAWT Partnership is an active participant in this Scottish led Project which has a budget of €8.7millionWelcoming the final confirmation of this funding for the region, Tom Daly, Director General of CAWT and HSE, Assistant National Director said: “CAWT celebrates 25 years in existence this year and I am delighted that the partner organisations have secured this important additional investment for communities and services in the border region. Over the years, previous EU INTERREG programme funding has helped to strengthen and consolidate North / South co-operation in health and social care.“The HSE, through its North/South Unit in Manorhamilton is the Lead Partner for this new INTERREG funding allocation which will enable further progress and expansion of cross border health services and will see the recruitment of over 100 staff when the projects are fully rolled out.L-R: John Hayes, Chief Officer, Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1 (HSE); Pat Harvey, former CEO, NWHB; Tom Daly, HSE Assistant National Director & Director General, CAWT; Donal O’Shea, former CEO, NWHB, Paula Keon, HSE North/South Unit & CAWT Secretariat; Dr. Christine McMaster, NI, Public Health Agency; John Meehan, HSE, Mental Health Service; Sean Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny University Hospital. Photo by Clive Wasson“Coupled with the recent major developments in all-Island and cross border health services including the investment of £65 million in the North West Cancer Centre at Altnagelvin Area Hospital, the Emergency Cardiology Service for Donegal being provided via Altnagelvin Area Hospital and the development of Paediatric Congenital Cardiac Services in Dublin to cater for the all-Island population, we expect this EU INTERREG investment to lead to further consolidation of North/South Co-operation in the vital health and social care sector. He added: “These EU funded projects will continue until the 2020/2021 period.“Each of the contracts for these projects has made funding provision for the complete project period, including the post-Brexit phase. Thus, there is no concern in relation to the security of funding for this programme of approved initiatives.”L-R: Tom Daly, HSE Assistant National Director & Director General, CAWT, Pat Harvey, Former CEO, NWHB, Elaine Way, Chief Executive, Western Health & Social Care Trust (Derry). Photo by Clive WassonThe CAWT partnership members who jointly secured this EU funding are the Health Service Executive (HSE) in the Republic of Ireland and the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, the Western Health and Social Care Trust, the Public Health Agency and the Health and Social Care Board in Northern Ireland.€26.5 million in EU funding announced for cross border health and social care was last modified: June 28th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:HSEINTERREG VA programmelast_img read more