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Age Action welcomes exemption of nursing home residents from new HSE campus smoking ban

Published 05/03/2014


Age Action has welcomed confirmation by the HSE this evening that nursing home residents and patients of public psychiatric facilities in the Midlands will not be affected by the HSE’s smoke free campus policy which came commenced today.

The HSE confirmed that both nursing home residents and psychiatric facility patients who smoke will continue to be provided with smoking facilities on site.  However, those who want to quit smoking will be supported in doing so.

Under the new policy, all other patients will be barred from smoking anywhere on a HSE campus in the Midlands from today.  

Age Action is satisfied that this flexible approach has been adopted by the HSE.



Age Action Nominated as Finalists for the Good Governance Awards

Age Action were notified yesterday that they have been shortlisted as finalists in Category 4 of the Good Governance Awards. 

The Good Governance Awards recognises and encourages adherence to good governance by nonprofit organisations in Ireland. The award focuses on annual reports, examining how they demonstrate adherence to good governance. Category 4 is for organisations with an annual turnover of over €1 million and under €5 million. 

We are very proud to be recognised for the work that we do. Congratulations to our entire team at Age Action and to our fellow nominees; we're looking forward to the Awards on November 17th.

The other shortlisted organisations in Category 4 include BeLonG To Youth Services, Irish Hospice Foundation, The Ark, Dublin and The Care Trust

See Here for our Annual Report 2021 that was nominated.