Local carer cannot get help for her mother (80) and sister


ONE Mullingar wo-man, who is a full-time carer to her sister and 80-year-old mother, has this week, spoke out to Topic against the current mental health care system, and pleaded passionately for help.

Anne Dunne has to give a lot of time to her 80-years-old mother.

She said that the stress of the present situation and the way the system has failed her had now reached tipping point, and she was worried about who can care for her family if she is unable to do so.

When Topic spoke to her this week, she was seriously stressed, pleading for assistance, but of the view that no one was willing to offer her the help she needs and should have.

“I’ve been a full-time carer since 2009. My dad passed away in March 2012. He lost both his legs in a fire in 2009 and was in St. James’ Hospital for three months. I was working as a carer prior to that, doing private community work.”