Gildernew praise for carers
Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Carers Colm Gildernew MLA has commended family and friends caring for loved ones over the challenging winter months.
The Fermanagh South Tyrone MLA commented: "The care provided to loved ones by family and friends across the north is vital to ensuring many people can stay in their homes and communities and often out of acute care facilities.
"Over the winter months, additional challenges face those in need, such as staying warm and mobile, and consequently greater pressure is absorbed by those caring for loved ones.
"Many carers across the north are already taking on added responsibilities over the Christmas, and I commend them."
"While the Health and Social Care system could not function without such carers in the community the HSC has a statutory duty to provide care for those who need it, when they need it."