COVID-19 LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS

March 20, 2020: Please see our website www.nwdrugtaskforce.ie and our Facebook page for regular updates:

Arising from the COVID-19 emergency, the following arrangements are in place for community and
voluntary drug treatment and related services in NWRDATF Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal, until further notice.
Services will continue to operate at their maximum capacity, except that provision has been adjusted
to take account of following:
• Some buildings are completely closed to the public;
• Planned group activities have been suspended;
• Staffing rotas have been organised to minimise staff interaction thereby maximising service
continuation in the event of a staff-related infection;
• The main focus of provision is continued contact with existing service users;

Treatment Services that remain open and working remotely are:
 Christine Hanley: Substance Misuse Worker for the Homeless – Sligo. 085 8030131
c.hanley@sligosocialservices.ie
 Dermot McDonough. White Oaks Aftercare Worker – Donegal/Sligo/Leitrim – 086 2537993
info@whiteoakscentre.com
 Outreach Workers – Donegal/Sligo/North Leitrim/South Donegal
 Mary Healy – 086 7752142 | maryechealy@gmail.com/Donegal
 Mark Askey – 087 2208602 | markaskeynorthside@gmail.com/ Sligo & South Leitrim
 Damien Daly – 087 7010520 | damienrycp@gmail.com / North Leitrim/South Donegal

Sligo Travellers Support Group: Bernadette Maughan – 087 7698922/stsg@eircom.net

Drug & Alcohol Family Support Workers – North Leitrim/South Donegal:
 Mags Whyte – 087 7148004 /magsrycp@gmail
 Donna Butler – 087 2387618 / manager@sfpnw.com

Youth Drug and Alcohol Workers – Donegal/Sligo/Leitrim:
 Donegal: Cara Currid: 086 0481977 /cara.currid@foroige.ie
 Sligo: Annemarie Regan: 086 9087141/annemarie.regan@foroige.ie
 Leitrim: Grainne Duignan 086 1702340/ grainne.duignan@foroige.ie

Training & Education Coordinator Donegal/Sligo/ Leitrim
Christina McEleney: 087 9369312/christinamceleney@donegaletb.ie

NW Task Force Staff:
 Sean O’Connor, Coordinator – Mob: 0871034941/Email: SeanJ.OConnor@hse.ie
 Lorna Curry, Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan – Mob: 087 6983653/Email: lcurry@nwdrugtaskforce.ie
 Tracey Mitchell, Donegal/Nth Leitrim – Mob: 087 7410956/Email: tmitchell@nwdrugtaskforce.ie
 Maev Gallagher, Administration – Mob: 087 1953984/Email: drugtaskforce@nwdrugtaskforce.ie

The Health Service Executive (HSE) HSE website is the main source of information: It has the most
up-to-date information on the Coronavirus, and it is updated daily.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC Website) has a helpful ‘Frequently Asked
Question’ (FAQ) section, and it is also updated daily.
Public health advice posters for the Coronavirus are available on www.gov.ie for download and
display on your premises.
An online partner pack is now available for your organisation to use in your own communication
and across your network.
This pack can now be downloaded online here
https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources
The starter partner pack contains the most up to date posters on Coronavirus COVID-19 (please
display and share these with your teams and service users, and please replace any previous
posters with the updated version) including videos on Coronavirus COVID-19 that you can share
and display.

If your organisation has any specific requests or urgent needs in relation to Coronavirus COVID19 public health information materials can you please email Partner.Pack@hse.ie to let them know.

There is further information on Coronavirus COVID-19 available at:
https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ and health.gov.ie

If your organisation is not already doing so, please follow the following sources on twitter and retweet messages relating to Coronavirus COVID-19:
 @HSELive
 @hpscireland
 @roinnslainte
 @CMOireland

Our collective efforts are critical, we need to do this together, as one community. Everyone is
being asked to play their part, to help each other. Slowing the spread of this disease protects
everyone, but it particularly protects those who are most at risk.

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