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cancer charity provides online services to patients

CLARE Sláinte An Chláir has confirmed it is still providing a lot of services for local cancer patients, despite restrictions imposed during Covid-19 restrictions. One of the centre’s counsellors, Bridget Haren is provides meditation and mindfulness on Tuesdays and Thursdays on line using Zoom to 18 recipients. Using a Whatsapp group, another counsellor provides a similar service to people who may not have access to internet or proper broadband. In addition, cancer patients can also receive one-on-one counselling by telephone. Oncology nurse, Anne Murphy from Tulla contacts people via telephone who require information or advice, which is proving to be very beneficial. The centre’s physiotherapist provides online exercise classes to 12 people on Wednesdays, after the first class was provided last week. Marie Kelly, who runs the outreach service in Raheen, oversees a Whatsapp counselling and meditation group. The charity was forced to close its popular drop-in service at its main centre in Kilnamona on March 5 following the introduction of …

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