Donegal Action for Cancer Care are asking all people registered to vote in Donegal to ask their choice of candidate and indeed all those seeking election where heath matters are on their agenda?The group says is not enough for the candidates to tell us how important it is too them.“We at DACC want to know what will they do to protect health services for the people of Donegal? You need to know if the health care you or your family need will be there if & when you need it. “Budgets cuts & recruitment embargo have already had a major impact on our own general hospital in Letterkenny as well as Donegal’s community hospitals. Waiting lists get longer with people waiting years to get seen for health services.“Acute hospital budgets nationally were cut by €56.5million in 2013 and now in 2014 the hospital budgets are cut for this year by €250 million.The service plan for Primary Care Services says “primary care schemes through the Primary Care Reimbursement Service include a cost reduction challenge of €231 million in 2014.And remember things like medical cards are under a comprehensive review of client eligibility and prescription charges with the “delisting” of some drugs from payment by your medical card. There are so many other key & important health & health care issues that are all facing more major cuts like homecare & community support services that we in DACC have serious concerns about.The primary aim of DACC is ensure the people of Donegal have access to world- class cancer services whilst ensuring the retention and development of all cancer services at Letterkenny General Hospital. Cancer patients need access to other health services so no health service is safe anymore.DACC have had fears over the last 3 plus years that the major cuts in place with more on the way that the health needs of Donegal people are in serious danger and under major threat. With Mr Tony O’ Brien the Director General of the HSE warning the Government at the beginning of this year “that a failure to provide funding for its proposed developments for this year could be contrary to the best interests of patients”, DACC are certain that we have yet to have the full impact of these major cuts to our health care service and the impact on the sick people of Donegal.CANCER GROUP ASK ELECTION CANDIDATES WHERE HEALTH SERVICES ARE ON THEIR AGENDA was last modified: May 16th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalDONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CAREElections
AdvertisementJust ahead of the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament, Alex McCarthy of GiveMeSport caught up with Triple H where they discussed if John Cena can be expected in WWE NXT.Triple H is open to the idea of Cena appearing on NXT, but he said that he will not be able to afford him based on the budget alloted to NXT, unless, of course John Cena is willing to work with a pay cut.“I can’t afford his pay on my NXT budget, I just really can’t seem to hit John Cena’s level of payoff, but we’ll work on it if he wants to take a pay cut.”“I think that there’s opportunity for anything. Vince taught both of us a long time ago never say never in this, if the opportunity is right. As we talked about yesterday, there’s different styles, there’s different feels to different brands and all of that, and they all have their different places.Triple H said that if Cena wants to appear on NXT then it will happen.“Look, if John Cena comes to me and goes ‘I have to do this at the next TakeOver with this person,’ I’m like ‘Alright, if I have to put you on there, I will.”You can watch the interview in the video embedded below:@ShawnMichaels : “@JohnCena would probably work an #NXT event for free.” pic.twitter.com/pPWYlRg3xJ— Alex McCarthy (@AlMac_GMS) June 19, 2018 Advertisement
Dallas Seavey makes the final push to the Burled Arch in Nome on the way to his 2016 Iditarod victory. (Photo by David Dodman/KNOM)In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Dallas Seavey and his dog team came running down front to claim victory in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and he set a new race record.The younger Seavey finished less than an hour ahead of his father.Download AudioAlthough his team was small at only six dogs, Dallas Seavey was able to shave time from the previous race record – one he set back in 2014.“I was kind of surprised to see how fast the time was, but I had it in the back of my mind that this just might be a record breaker and if any dog deserves it it’s this team right here,” he said.This is Seavey’s fourth win in five years.“You know, that’s the funny thing is everybody has been asking ‘are you gonna go for five? Are you gonna go for six?’” Seavey said. “And I was like, ‘I just won my first Iditarod.’ Then after the second one, I said that’s a long ways off. Coming in tonight, I was thinking it might be time to start thinking about number five now.”Dallas Seavey has won four titles in his 10 races. It took him a span of five races to win the four titles. (Graphic by Ben Matheson/Alaska Public Media)After an awards ceremony that included a $75,000 check and a new pickup truck, Seavey left the finish line for a few minutes – long enough to grab a cup of coffee, before his father and two-time champion Mitch Seavey drove his dog team under the burled arch that marks the finish line of the 1000 mile race.Dallas: “I had fun out there.”Mitch: “You did?”Dallas: “Well, racing with you.”Mitch: “Yeah, it was fun being together at places.”The elder Seavey didn’t talk nearly as much about his own race as he did about his son’s.“Dallas is a believer,” he said. “If it’s out there to be achieved, he thinks it’s already his and usually he turns out to be right.”Mitch Seavey finishes the 2016 Iditarod in second place. (Photo by David Dodman/KNOM)Mitch Seavey drove a team of young, inexperienced dogs. He struggled to find leaders throughout his race, but at the finish line his wife Janine reminded him of his accomplishment.Mitch: “I’d like to have won – should’ve, could’ve. If, if, if; if, ifs and buts. But, leaders …”Janine: “But look what you did without the leaders. It’s just incredible.”Mitch: “I just did what Conway says. If you don’t have leaders, just don’t put any up there.”Conway is another of Mitch Seavey’s sons.(Graphic by Hanna Craig/Alaska Public Media)Between the two of them, Mitch and Dallas Seavey have 20 top-10 finishes.Now, they also now have a handful of new dogs to add to their mix of trail-hardened, experienced sled dogs that are likely to prove dominant in the mushing scene for many years to come.