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  • 3.3.2014: Only one week to go to Brain Awareness Week - New Web Site
    on facebook With just one week to go make sure you know whats happening in your local area Check out our events page here On Tuesday next 11th March we will be launching the findings of our nationwide survey Living with a Neurological Condition in Ireland To join us in the Mansion House e mail Quick Links About Us Aims What We Do Board Staff Resources NAI Documents Guidance Policy

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  • 17.9.2014 New web resource launched by Genio
    web based resource providing information on mental health disability and dementia The website is a vital resource for those working in or interested in these areas providing updates on research web resources newspaper articles news events and other publications Contributors

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  • 16.9.2014 New research study on stroke has significant implications for investing in rehabilitation services
    developing community rehabilitation 5 10 million ESD could free up over 24 000 hospital bed days the equivalent of 67 hospital beds annually The main findings of the report are Current Stroke Rehabilitation There is poor resourcing of community and inpatient rehabilitation for stroke survivors There is considerable regional variation in stroke survivors length of stay in acute hospitals which appears to reflect differing regional pathways of care and differing resources of care in alternative settings Many severe stroke patients endure long waits for nursing home care and specialist inpatient rehabilitation Primary care services are particularly underdeveloped and staffing of community therapies is under resourced Cost Effectiveness of Early Supported Discharge ESD ESD could be a cost effective intervention in Ireland and almost half of stroke patients 44 could benefit ESD could improve disability outcomes reduce the likelihood of long term institutional care and reduce length of hospital stay If almost half of stroke patients 3000 participated in ESD savings of between 7m and 2m could be made depending on the model of ESD provided Reducing the length of time stroke survivors remain in hospital would save 12m Well resourced ESD would cost 10m and less well resourced ESD would

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  • 18.8.2014 NAI is accepted on the list of organisations compliant with the Governance Code for Community & Voluntary Organisations
    Code for Community and Voluntary Organisations has been accepted The NAI is deemed fully compliant with the code which requries a rigourous process within organisations to address all issues of governance and administration within the organisation The NAI undertook a comprehensive workplan over the past 2 years under the direction of the Chair and Development Manager and with the committment and dedicated support of the Board Compliance with the Code

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  • 8.8.2014 NAI analysis of neurology waiting list data shows worrying increase
    people waiting over twelve months for an outpatient appointment The latest report May 2014 shows that 949 people are waiting more than 12 months which is three times the number reported in February 2014 316 This a worrying trend and is in line with increases in waiting times accross the health services following a significant dip in 2013 with initiatives to reduce waiting times over 12 months to a zero

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  • 6.8.2014 NAI contributes to building neurological alliances throughout Europe
    in a project to develop an information toolkit to develop neurological alliances in other European countries The project is led by EFNA the European Federation of Neurological Associations and is focused on encouraging the formation of national neurological alliances throughout Europe The NAI completed an extensive questionnaire and structured interview on the challenges and strengths in developing a national neurological alliance and key learning for groups starting out The guide

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  • 31.7.2014 NAI shares concerns of its member group re unopened unit
    the continued delay in opening the specialist monitoring unit in Cork University Hospital The original deadline for the opening of the unit was December 2013 but that date was pushed back to March 2014 The HSE is says that it has tried to recruit specialist staff for the unit but has been unsuccessful Epilepsy Ireland disagrees with this position and notes that nurses are available if their current posts could

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  • 30.7.2014 Irish Times health supplement focuses on dementia
    whom have Alzheimer s disease That number is expected to rise to 153 157 by 2046 In 2011 the Programme for Government committed to the development of a National Dementia Strategy which is due to be published later this year This will provide a vital blueprint for the health services in responding to the needs of people with this condition Individual articles in the series focused on the economic cost

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