left, and Maggie Ross, right,
Palliative Care nurse specialists,
with Dr Aine McNeill.
A TEAM from Down Lisburn Trust has left for
Romania to help train health professionals there on paliative
Tracey Ashfield and Maggie Ross, who are
Palliative Care nurse specialists, left at the weekend with Dr
This year the Trust's Chairman's Charity has
supported the palliative care team in fundraising for similar
services in Timisoara, Romania.
The charity has helped to provide equipment
and support palliative care education initiatives in Timisoara.
The aim is to promote palliative care which
looks after the needs of those with life-limiting illnesses, for
example cancer, moto neurone disease, chronic obstructive airway
disease, heart failure and so on.
The team hope to help interested
professionals to set up and develop palliative car services in
their local area.
The local trio will run further training for
health professionals there and will be providing education
sessions to doctors and nurse on palliative care, managing pain
and the practical use of syringe drivers.