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  • 26.9.2012: Service Users give their views on neurorehabilitation services - New Web Site
    friend share on facebook A world cafe consultation with people with neurological conditions and their families took place today in Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin The meeting was organised by the HSE medical rehabilitation programme with the assistance of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland and its member groups Over forty delgates outlined serious concerns with neurorehabilitation services and the solutions that could be put in place Minister for Disability Kathleen Lynch welcomed the event and noted that she would be listening carefully to what service users had to say She referred to the people with neurological conditions present as the real experts and was satisfied that the world cafe conversations are not just tokenism but a real effort to listen to service users She praised Aine Carroll Director of the Rehabilitation Medicine Programme and the NAI for organising the event and for their energy and committment in highlighting issues in relation to neurorehabilitation Detailed feedback from the session will be requested by the NAI and posted on this website in the coming weeks In the meantime you can read more about the rehabilitation medicine programme by visiting http www hse ie eng about Who clinical natclinprog rehab html Quick Links About

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/campaign_centre/latest_news/26-9-2012-service-users-give-their-views-on-neurorehabilitation-services-181 (2015-10-30)
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  • 20.9.2012: Talk about rehabilitation services - New Web Site
    and engage in a discussion on how they could be improved The medical consultant in charge of developing Ireland s rehabilitation services is holding the first of a series of nationwide meetings on Wednesday 26th September in Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin The Minister for Disability Kathleen Lynch will speak at the event which is open to people with neurological conditions and their families To find out more and to book

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/campaign_centre/latest_news/20-9-2012-talk-about-rehabilitation-services (2015-10-30)
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  • 17.9.2012 NAI signs up to pre budget statement to protect supports for people with disabilities - New Web Site
    also living under the weight of general cutbacks and restrictions brought on by the recession This is a double recession hit for them and their families Disability is a social justice issue as both the Taoiseach and Tánaiste stated in the last election debate It is also a national recovery issue A recovery programme that sidelines social priorities neglects a key ingredient for achieving strong sustained performance Unless economic reforms are complemented by progress on Ireland s social agenda the pace of national recovery will falter As the National Economic and Social Council concluded some time ago A successful economy requires a successful society Starting with Budget 2013 Government urgently needs to rebalance its recovery programme to protect the rights and strengthen the services and supports needed by people with disabilities Otherwise after the recession finally ends the State will face the frustration and costs of sustained social stress and blockages that drag down growth as well as dismaying levels of inequality caused by the running down of Ireland s social infrastructure In deciding on the Budget the recession s unfortunate legacy in terms of the interest burden on the national debt is not the only cause for concern Government must take measures in the short term that have a long term logic Action by the Government is urgently needed to 1 Halt reductions in the basic standard of living of people with disabilities requiring welfare supports People with disabilities are most likely to experience real poverty because on top of the recent cuts in benefit levels and new charges they also have to continue to pay for extras required due to their disability 2 Ensure funding for the services needed by people with disabilities Cutting the services required by people with disabilities not only undermines their lives it also

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/campaign_centre/latest_news/17-9-2012-nai-signs-up-to-pre-budget-statement-to-protect-supports-for-people-with-disabilities (2015-10-30)
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  • 31.8.2012 HSE cuts will impact significantly on people with neurological conditions and their families - New Web Site
    of long waiting lists for people waiting to see a neurologist the HSE announced a number of cuts which will impact directly on people with neurological conditions and their families Cuts affecting staffing home care and personal assistant supports will impact further on waiting lists and hospital care and also increase the numbers of people with neurological conditions who have to be admitted to hospital or nursing home care Speaking in relation to the cuts Chris Macey Chair of NAI highlighted the significant impact on people with neurological conditions In June 2012 we carried out a nationwide survey of cares of people with neurological conditions People were already stretched to their limit as a result of government cutbacks these further cuts will reduce home help further some people were only getting one or two hours a week as it stands Speaking further Mr Macey noted that the cuts are directly in contrast with stated government policy which aims to keep people with chronic conditions in their own homes These cuts just don t make sense in the light of this stated policy Today sees the launch of the Alzheimer Society s Living well with dementia If we are serious about

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/campaign_centre/latest_news/31-8-2012-hse-cuts-will-impact-significantly-on-people-with-neurological-conditions-and-their-families (2015-10-30)
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  • 22.8.2012 Thank you to all who completed our survey - New Web Site
    a complicated survey to complete given that there are so many aspects to rehabilitation and we were keen to capture all the needs of people with neurological conditions and their families With over 120 respondents the survey shows the depth of interest and concern about the ongoing crisis in our rehabilitation services The information from the questionnaire will strengthen our ongoing campaign in this area We will publicising the results

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/campaign_centre/latest_news/22-8-2012-thank-you-to-all-who-completed-our-survey (2015-10-30)
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  • 16.8.2012: Neurology waiting lists still too high - New Web Site
    Get Involved Press Political Support 16 8 2012 Neurology waiting lists still too high print version send to a friend share on facebook In the HSE performace report published June 2012 neurology is one of the six specialities accounting for high numbers of patients waiting for longer than 12 months for an OPD appointment In startling figures presented in this report 5 391 people were waiting over a year for an appointment at a hospital neurology clinic 954 over four years 544 between three and four years and 2 746 between one and two years The NAI has repeatedly highlighted the issue of waiting lists for up to 2 years to see a neurologist The NAI support the work of the neurology outpatient clinical programme in securing additional neurology posts We are however concerned that the recent recruitment freeze by the HSE could impact on these posts NAI will continue to highlight the Comhairle na nOspideal recommendation 2003 of one consultant neurologist per 100 000 population which Ireland is still failing to meet Quick Links About Us Aims What We Do Board Staff Resources NAI Documents Guidance Policy Standards Annual Reports and Newsletters Training Links Glossary Membership List of Members

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/campaign_centre/latest_news/neurology-waiting-lists-still-too-high-168 (2015-10-30)
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  • 14.8.2012: Help us to campaign for better rehabilitation services - New Web Site
    Help us to campaign for better rehabilitation services print version send to a friend share on facebook The Neurological Alliance of Ireland the umbrella group for neurological charities have launched an online survey to ask people with neurological conditions about their access to rehabilitation services Rehabiltiation refers to the supports and services that people with neurological conditions need in order to cope with their condition Ireland has a dismal record when it comes to rehabilitation services Only one in six people who need to can access our national rehabilitation centre We have the lowest number of consultants in rehabilitation in Europe There are long waiting lists and lack of supports that other countries take for granted By completing our ten minute survey you can help NAI to campaign for better rehabilitation services We aim to use the results to target the media politicians and the HSE to highlight the situation and point out that it cannot continue Please give ten minutes of your time to help us by clicking here to go directly to our survey Closing date for responses is Friday 17th August Quick Links About Us Aims What We Do Board Staff Resources NAI Documents Guidance Policy Standards

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/campaign_centre/latest_news/help-us-to-campaign-for-better-rehabilitation-services-169 (2015-10-30)
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  • 10.7.2012: Call for submissions to National Dementia Strategy - New Web Site
    friend share on facebook The Department of Health and Children has issued a call seeking the views of interested parties in helping to inform the forthcoming National Dementia Strategy The NAI encourages all those with an interest in this area to respond to the call for submissions Full details can be viewed on the Department of Health website at www doh ie consultations open dementiastrategy Quick Links About Us Aims

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/campaign_centre/latest_news/call-for-submissions-to-national-dementia-strategy (2015-10-30)
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