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Around 214,000 people in Northern Ireland are unpaid carers, and that unpaid care adds up to £4.4 billion every year. The Patient and Client Council is encouraging carers of people with mental illness and learning disabilities to have their voice heard on carers’ assessments.
The winner of the Patient and Client Council’s 2016 ‘Making a Difference’ award is the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, for exceptional involvement of victims and care-givers in the development of the Rowan, Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Northern Ireland.
Ulster University is undertaking a study to explore the experience of bereaved carers, who have cared for a loved one who died from heart failure.
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) assists in maintaining and improving standards of care for adults and children for the benefit of the public by reviewing the management of patients.
This year the Patient and Client Council returned to the Balmoral Show to meet hundreds of people from across Northern Ireland and encourage them to share their views on Health and Social Care services.
Free health checks, as well as advice and information on a range of health and social care services are on offer for people at the Patient and Client Council Health Fairs happening in Ballycastle and Ballymoney soon!