Safety & Wellbeign campaign launched by Limerick’s Public Services

Date Published : November 14th, 2016    Published By : admin

A multi-agency public services campaign was launched in Limerick today to highlight safety and wellbeing issues.

Limerick’s Public Services comprising of Limerick City and County Council, An Garda Síochána, Limerick Fire & Rescue Service and the Health Service Executive have joined forces and are working together to highlight some key messages over the coming weeks.

The campaign involves a pilot three-week radio campaign which began today under the banner of Limerick’s Public Services Working together and each week of the campaign focuses on a different area.

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Week 1 relates to the impact that crashes have on people and the wider community, week 2 focuses on mental health and general wellbeing, especially during the winter period and week 3 focuses on safer communities and steps people can take to make their homes and communities more secure.

This week deals with the impact road crashes have on people and communities as well as steps that can be taken by people to help reduce the likelihood of being involved in a road crash.

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Pic: (Gareth Quinn Consultant University Hospital Limerick, Inspector Paul Reidy Garda Divisional Traffic Corp and Scott Keenan Limerick Fire Service)

Inspector Paul Reidy, Head of the Limerick Garda Division Traffic Corps, Scott Keenan, Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer with Limerick Fire and Rescue Service and Dr Gareth Quinn, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospital Limerick are all appealing to the people of Limerick to slow down, drive responsibly and take simple steps to help prevent road incidents.

Bernard Gloster, Chief Officer with the HSE Mid West said: "our public service agencies work together in many different ways, this winter we are making a special effort to enhance this. We are joining forces to provide the public with key messages of vital importance during the winter months.”

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Colette Cowan, Chief Executive of UL Hospitals Group said: "I’m delighted to see the three agencies coming together to enhance and improve our relationships for the betterment of the Limerick people. The first three radio ads, focusing on road safety are an example of how the three agencies are working together to try and reduce the incidence and impact of road accidents in our region"

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Chief Superintendent David Sheahan added: "An Garda Síochána is extremely conscious of the importance of State and local government agencies working together to enhance the safety and quality of life of all the people of Limerick. Enhancing road safety is a collective effort, from road engineering, traffic law enforcement, community engagement and public awareness. There is responsibility on all of us, every time we use our roads, to drive safely and think of others, failing to do so can have drastic and life changing consequences.

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