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  • 12.3.214 Help us make sure report findings don't sit on a shelf - New Web Site
    Condition in Ireland The report shows the drastic impact of contiuning underinvestment in neurology and neurorehabilitation services on Irish people with neurological conditions and their families It also shows the impact of health cuts and changes to benefits and entitlements which are making life even harder for these individuals Help us ensure action on these findings by 1 Reading the full report and sending it on to anyone you think

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/campaign_centre/latest_news/12-3-214-help-us-make-sure-report-findings-don-t-sit-on-a-shelf (2015-10-30)
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  • 11.3.2014 Press release shows shocking impact on cuts on people with neurological conditions - New Web Site
    hard by the cumulative impact of cuts to community services and to benefits that have a massive impact on their quality of life said Chris Macey chairman of the NAI which represents 30 organisations in the neurological sector at the launch of the survey in Dublin s Mansion House Also speaking at the launch were Sinn Fein Health spokesman Caoimhghin O Caolain Independent TD Denis Naughten and Senator Jillian Van Turnhout This is not a scientific survey so we cannot say how accurately the results represent the national picture What we can say is that the trends are steeply downward and that people with neurological conditions are hugely worse off than the last time we surveyed access to services in 2011 a low base by any estimation This diminishing access is highlighted by the increase in those who could get no access whatsoever to the service they required NAI 2014 Survey NAI 2011 Survey Respite Care 25 4 Home adaptation 25 8 Psychology 24 16 Specialist Nurse 20 11 Occupational Therapy 15 9 Physiotherapy 14 9 Speech Language Therapy 13 5 Aids Appliances 13 9 The priority we place on services such as those for people who have sustained a brain injury from a car crash have suffered a stroke or who are diagnosed with a condition like MS or motor neurone disease is a true test of what kind of country we live in added Mr Macey He said the NAI was calling on the Government not just to commit to making no further cuts to community services or benefits and entitlements but to look at the human and economic benefits of prioritising investment in community services that can save lives and quality of life on a major scale The NAI is also urging the Government to show committment

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/campaign_centre/latest_news/11-3-2014-press-release-shows-shocking-impact-on-cuts-on-people-with-neurological-conditions (2015-10-30)
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  • 11.2.2014 Overwheming response to NAI survey - New Web Site
    11 2 2014 Overwheming response to NAI survey print version send to a friend share on facebook The NAI survey Living with a neurological condition in Ireland has generated 600 responses from people with neurological conditions and their families all around the country We would like to sincerely thank all those who took the time to complete the survey and share their experiences with us We would also like to thank all our members who highlighted the survey through their websites and social media The survey findings will be vital to NAI in showing just how the recession and successive health cutbacks in recent years have impacted on people living with neurological conditions as well as telling us more about the effect of having a neurological condition on work quality of life and emotional wellbeing We will be presenting some preliminary findings to a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children on Tuesday 11th February The full survey findings will be launched on Tuesday 11th March as part of events for National Brain Awareness Week Quick Links About Us Aims What We Do Board Staff Resources NAI Documents Guidance Policy Standards Annual Reports and Newsletters Training Links

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/campaign_centre/latest_news/11-2-2014-overwheming-response-to-nai-survey (2015-10-30)
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  • 22.1. 2014 View our latest e zine to politicians here - New Web Site
    now download our latest e zine to political supporters of neurological issues NAI sends a quarterly e zine to politicians who have registered with our website The e zine updates them on topical issues affecting their constituents with neurological conditions This quarterly issue highlights the recent impact of cuts in housing supports and the growing waiting lists for therapy services on people with neurological conditions Read the e zine in

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/campaign_centre/latest_news/22-1-2014-view-our-latest-e-zine-to-politicians-here (2015-10-30)
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  • Ongoing campaign for Neurorehabilitation Services
    crisis in Ireland s neurorehabilitation services 5 out of 6 people who need to cannot access specialist rehabilitation The Government published a national framework for neurorehabilitation services in 2011 but so far no funding has been provided to implement it At this event NAI also launched its national survey on access to neurorehabilitation This survey clearly highlighted the huge gaps in neurorehabilitation services with a significant percentage of people unable to access essential rehabilitation supports See below to download a copy of the manifesto survey results and press release What action is NAI taking to promote the development of neurorehabilitation services 1 NAI is part of a steering group which includes the Department of Health and HSE and which is responsible for the implementation of the national neurorehabilitation strategy Work is ongoing to develop an implementation plan to guide local community health organisations and acute hospitals around the implementation of the national neurorehabilitation strategy and NAI will continue to update its members on the progress of this group 2 NAI is a member of the working group for the national clinical programme for rehabilitation medicine which provides a model of care guidelines and pathways for the development of specialist rehabilitation

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/speck/types/article/print.cfm?app=nai&id=E0EE01FC-C182-0880-FE0162FC54A2C4C4 (2015-10-30)
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  • Ongoing campaign for neurology services
    quality and cost effectiveness of neurology services The model of care for the neurology programme will be published in 2015 The NAI is also working with the neurology programme to carry out a nationwide survey of all neurology centres in order to identify and highlight resource needs Findings from this survey will be available in 2015 NAI collates and publishes the information on outpatient waiting lists for neurology which is

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/speck/types/article/print.cfm?app=nai&id=2AA47738-C991-3AE9-88645B5E1A6BE085 (2015-10-30)
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  • 2015 Pre Budget Submission
    2015 Pre Budget Submission The NAI pre buget submission is now available to download here

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  • 2014 Campaign for local elections
    local elections important for people with neurological conditions and their families Individual candidates and the parties they represent pay close attention to issues raised in the run up to the local elections By putting neurological issues on the agenda for the local elections the NAI aims to raise awareness of these issues both at local and national level As a voter what can you do Download our postcard below which

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/speck/types/article/print.cfm?app=nai&id=3C2892EB-F629-BA84-28F177298C69E0C4 (2015-10-30)
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