WATCH: Offaly personalities call for support for our frontline staff

Greg Mulhall

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Greg Mulhall

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greg.mulhall@iconicnews.ie

The HSE Midlands is launching a ‘Support our frontline’ campaign with some very familiar names and personalities who have entertained us either on TV, radio or on the field of sport. 

The message is clear – you can play your part because we are all in this together!

There is nearly 7,000 health care staff working throughout the Midlands region in community and hospital services. There are many more in private health care services. The HSE are being supported by many other frontline services with local authority staff, the Gardai and many others going above and beyond to meet the needs of the public at this time.  

These people are leading the Frontline response to the Covid19 pandemic. These people are also part of our community, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunties and uncles, grandchildren and grandparents.

Well-known figures such as Eamon Horan, RTE Sports Correspondent, Peter Dooley, Leinster Rugby Player, Shane Dooley, Offaly Hurler, Niall Darby, Offaly Footballer and Soldier with the Defence Forces, Ken Hogan, Garda and former Tipperary All-Star, Michaela Morkan, Offaly Camogie and All Star, Will Faulkner, Midlands 103 Presenter, Miriam Creighton, firefighter in Mountmellick, Dennis Glennon, Westmeath Footballer and Garda, Ronan Maher, Tipperary Hurler and a Garda in Tullamore, Darren Gallagher, Longford Footballer and Garda and Grainne Walsh, Boxer with Team Ireland, all feature in the video.

Midlands HSE are asking everyone to help contain the spread by staying at home. To reach out and support the most vulnerable. To minimise unnecessary pressure and burden on frontline services and to always wash our hands and maintain physical distancing.

“We can’t stop the virus, but together, we can reduce the impact it has on ourselves, our families, communities, our health service and our day-to-day lives.  Our goal is to slow the spread of coronavirus. If we can slow it down, we give ourselves, and our most vulnerable people, more options and more time for care and recovery. 

“Our collective efforts are critical, we need to do this together, as one community. We will be asking everyone to play their part, to help each other.

#PlayYourPart to slow down the spread of the virus.

In recent days, the County Council’s in the Midlands have established phone lines to support those in our community; please note below.

Laois                  1800-832010                     covidsupport@laoiscoco.ie

Longford          043 -3344255                   covidsupport@longfordcoco.ie

Westmeath    1800-805816                  covidsupport@westmeathcoco.ie

Offaly                1800-818181                       covidsupport@offalycoco.ie