It’s a disaster for patients and their carers living at home or in residential private care that there is a real shortage of medical / sanitary /  incontinence supplies  from the HSE at present.

That’s according to Tuam based Fianna Fail councillor Donagh Killalea who raised the matter with HSE management at this week’s HSE West Forum meeting.

In response Chief Officer with the HSE confirmed that clients have been encountering delays in the delivery of incontinence products following a change of supplier last year. He said that despite numerous interactions with this supplier, difficulties remain. Therefore he said the HSE is re-tendering for this service and its expected a new tender will be in place by September.

Cllr Killalea told Midwest News that the situation is completely unacceptable.

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