This afternoon, while on dialysis in Tullamore, I had a visit from the hospital’s complaints manager, Brendan Reddy. He told me he was very impressed with the letter that I had written, especially how it was framed and referenced. I … Continue reading Social worker update
At the end of October, I sent a letter to the clinical nurse manager in the Dialysis Daycare Unit in the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore complaining that there is no social worker in the hospital. Today, I received an … Continue reading Hospital complaints manager to speak to me
You can imagine my surprise when I learned that Tullamore Hospital does not have a social worker anywhere in the building. Having benefited from one in Tallaght, I am concerned that there is not one here. Continue reading Social worker needed in Tullamore hospital
New LGBT addiction peer support group launches this Thursday in Belfast by @TRPNI Continue reading New LGBT addiction peer support group in Belfast
Every single one of us can experience a mental health problem. It is simply part of the rollercoaster of life. But as with HIV, there is a quite a large amount of stigma surrounding it, particularly in Irish society. It does not have to be this way, there are things that each one of us can do to make it better. This is why I am supporting the Green Ribbon campaign. It is likely that you, or someone you know, will go through a tough time at some point in their life. Talking about it can help, and we all … Continue reading Talking can help your mental health
All around the world people are using World AIDS Day (1 December)as a time to raise funds for HIV charities and to raise awareness of HIV in their communities. However this is not going to happen on the Channel Island … Continue reading Updated: Response from Bailiff of Jersey over #WAD collection
Earlier this week, Troy Michael, Mr Gay Iceland told Gay Star News about being raped when he was 12 by a friend of his older brother. For some reason, I only saw it this evening. I was not sure that I wanted to read the article, but I persevered and did so.
You may well wonder why I would not want to read his story? Well, it is for a simple reason – it is far too close to my experience for comfort… and it is time for me to tell my story too. Continue reading “Thank you Troy Michael for helping me to tell my story too…”
This afternoon I am meeting with Felix Alvarez OBE and others from the Equality Rights Group group to talk about provision of support services for people living with HIV in Gibraltar. I have missed the regular support from Positive Life back … Continue reading HIV support in Gibraltar?
Northern Ireland’s only HIV-specific support organisation, Positive Life is carrying out a survey on HIV patients’ experiences in hospital settings with the aim of getting the best possible care for all living with HIV here in Northern Ireland. The research … Continue reading The best possible care for those living with HIV in Northern Ireland