first_imgArranmore Island Community Council has called on Letterkenny General Hospital to immediately revisit their decision to close the Gynaecology and Ante-Natal unit in Dungloe Community Hospital.Jerry EarlySpeaking in relation to the matter, council spokesman Jerry Early said it is imperative that decision is reversed and that the council will be lending their full support to the campaign group which has been set up in west Donegal.“Without question the Gynaecology and Ante-Natal unit in Dungloe is a vital service to the women of the Rosses and Gweedore area and its closure typifies the lack of understanding of the needs of the people of rural Donegal” Mr Early said. “The service provided is of benefit to women of all ages and its need in the area is of paramount importance. Those who have made the decision to close the unit clearly don’t seem to understand how it will affect the people of the region.He added that its closure now means expectant mothers and indeed women of all ages now have to make a two hour round trip to avail of the service in Letterkenny General Hospital“For some, this also means an even longer bus journey and a full day spent in Letterkenny due to public transport timetables. It’s an even lengthier experience for the women of Arranmore Island who have to make the journey by ferry before their journey even starts on the mainland.“We believe this decision to be wrong and inconsiderate to the people of the Rosses and Gweedore area and we feel we can accept nothing else other than the immediate reversal of the units closure. Until that decision is reversed Arranmore Island Community Council will be lending its full support to the campaign group working to have the unit reinstated.” ISLANDERS CALL FOR MEDICAL SERVICE TO BE REINSTATED was last modified: February 12th, 2015 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:Arranmore IslandJerry Earlymedical servicelast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterTo highlight the increasing breadth and depth of luxury travel product in Australia, Luxperience has unveiled its 2019 familiarisation program for international buyers. Luxperience, Australia’s leading luxury travel business exchange, is gearing up for its biggest year yet.With this year’s theme ‘Experience is Everything’, the 2019 Luxperience pre- and post-event familiarisation tours capture the true essence of Australia with immersive experiences unique to specific destinations.The experience focused program highlights areas of Active Pursuits, Wellness Retreats, Gastronomic Experiences, Nature and Coastline and Urban Escapes. The deadline for Global Buyer applications is 31 May, 2019.El Questro Homestead, The KimberleyGlobal buyers will be given the opportunity to sample food and wine unique to New South Wales, walk the Scenic Rim of Southern Queensland’s Hinterland and enjoy yoga on the beach in Byron Bay. Some of the product featuring on the itineraries include Lizard Island, Spicers Retreats, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and El Questro Homestead in the Kimberley.Michelle Papas, Luxperience Event Director said: “The modern high-end traveller demands go beyond the Sydney Harbour Bridge. They are looking for authentic Australian experiences that can’t be seen or done anywhere else in the world.Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef“It is only natural that we embrace this in our 2 to 5-day familiarisation tours and further educate media and global buyers on the truly diverse range of destinations and experiences Australia has to offer.”With Australia welcoming over 9 million international visitors in 2018, up 4.5% from 2017 according to the Australian Federation of Travel Agents, the luxury travel product is enjoying a boom.“Insights from our Global Buyers and overseas networks show that the interest in new experiential and niche product, especially from Australia and New Zealand, far exceeded any other preferences from their clients. This is very encouraging for our region.”For more details about participating in Luxperience’s Familiarisation Program, see back to the enewsletterlast_img read more