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  • 28.2.2012: Politicians turn out in force to support neurological issues - New Web Site
    News NAI Campaigns Personal Stories Get Involved Press Political Support 28 2 2012 Politicians turn out in force to support neurological issues print version send to a friend share on facebook Forty five TD s and Senators attended the Neurological Alliance of Ireland briefing in Leinster House on Thursday 23rd February Thirteen member organisations and a large group of people with neurological conditions and their families joined the NAI in highlighting the crisis in our neurological care services Attendees heard that funding cuts to not for profit organisations are steadily eroding what little support is available in the community Family members spoke of the importance of the service provided by their charity and how it was a lifeline to them Chris Macey Chair of NAI drew attention to Ireland s dismal performance in providing rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions Just one in six can access the vital rehabilitation they need This issue was picked up later that evening when Mags Rogers NAI Development Manager spoke on RTE 1 s drivetime programme 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 Becoming

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  • 23.2.2012: NAI briefing to political representatives - New Web Site
    many cases no hope at all These chronic deficits are an indictment of Ireland s neurological care services But it doesn t stop there People who have been denied specialist treatment are also missing out on community care because of ongoing cuts to the services provided by neurological charities A survey of the NAI s 32 member organisations has revealed that continued funding cuts year on year have had a serious effect on services including the closure of vital community rehabilitation programmes and home based rehabilitation The organisations represented at today s Dail briefing include the Alzheimers Society of Ireland ABI Ireland Brainwave Cheshire Ireland the Huntington s Disease Association Headway the Irish Heart Foundation the Migraine Association MS Ireland the Motor Neurone Disease Association the Rehab Group and Syringomyelia Self Help Group NAI Development Manager Mags Rogers said it was important to understand that HSE cuts to disability charities have a disproportionate impact on people with neurological conditions Ireland relies on charities to provide specialised community based neurological care and rehabilitation We just don t have the framework of State services that other countries take for granted Charities have stepped in to meet this huge need Mr Macey added that the marginalising of people with neurological conditions in Ireland is exemplified by the lack of rehabilitation medicine consultants compared to other countries Ireland has just 6 rehabilitation consultants If we increased this to 50 we would still have the second lowest per capita in Europe And if it were increased to 150 we would still be behind countries such as Estonia Latvia Czexh Republic Croatia and Serbia per head of population It is impossible to condone such service deficits when Government s newly published neurorehabilitation policy itself states that neurorehabilitation services are cost effective because of their impact on

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  • 14.2.2012: Join us in Leinster House - New Web Site
    organisations and a group of people with neurological conditions and their families in presenting to politicians in Leinster House on Thursday 23rd February We are aiming to meet with as many TD s and Senators as possible to highlight the crisis in our neurological care services and seek their support You can lend your support by using our handy map to contact your local TD and ask them to attend

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  • 30.6.2011: New Stroke Units to be Established - New Web Site
    nine new stroke units and twelve heart failure units are to be established this year the HSE has pledged The implementation of the stroke clinical programme aims to provide rapid access for patients shorten length of stay and prevent strokes The average length of stay should be reduced by 2 days over 3 years and admissions of patients with stroke to nursing homes should be reduced by 1 5 nationally

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  • 22.6.2011: Minister Reilly comments on NAI Thinking Ahead Action Plan - New Web Site
    he has any plans to implement in whole or in part the Neurological Alliance of Ireland ten point action plan on neurological care and if he will make a statement on the matter In a written reply on the 15 June 2011 Minister Reilly welcomes the action plan for neurological care by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland He outlined that the HSE clinical programmes in stroke epilepsy rehabilitation and neurology

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  • 1.6.2011: RTE Prime Time Programme Focuses on Neurological Conditions - New Web Site
    May 2011 focused on the impact on individuals of cutbacks in the health services The programme featured the personal experiences of people with neurological conditions including motor neurone disease Huntingtons disease and acquired brain injury The programme also featured interviews with key spokespeople on neurological care including Anne Winslow Chair of the Neurological Alliance Professor Orla Hardiman Consultant Neurologist and spokesperson for the NAI s Thinking Ahead campaign and Dr

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  • 17.5.2011: Brainwave highhlights lack of neurology services in the South East - New Web Site
    Campaigns Personal Stories Get Involved Press Political Support 17 5 2011 Brainwave highhlights lack of neurology services in the South East print version send to a friend share on facebook At a recent meeting of Kilkenny Borough Council Brainwave the Irish Epilepsy Association highlighted the ongoing lack of epilepsy and neurology services in the South East region and nationally Ireland continues to have the lowest ratio of consultant neurologists per capita in Europe as well as lack of multidisciplinary care and specialist rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions Joan Ryan Community Resource Officer with Brainwave in the region noted that access to services in Kilkenny for people with epilepsy remains very poor with many people still having to travel to Dublin and Cork She added that plans to appoint a second neurologist in the South East as outlined in the 2003 Comhairle na nOspideal report on neurology must be expedited immediately National Epilepsy Week takes place from May 16th to 22nd and information on events happening nationwide can be obtained by visting www epilepsy ie 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

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  • Dr Barry White pays tribute to the work of NAI - New Web Site
    Neurological Care on Tuesday 8th March 2011 as part of events marking National Brain Awareness Week A capacity audience of health professionals NAI member groups and representatives from the HSE and Department of Health and Children attended to hear presentations from the clinical directors of the epilepsy rehabilitation and outpatient neurology programmes the Director of Clinical Care in the HSE Dr Barry White perspectives from service users and NAI service providers Dr White paid tribute to the work of the NAI in raising the profile of neurological care and ensuring even at a time of severe constraints in health spending that this area is a priority for his office Dr White also praised the NAI for their collaborative efforts in securing progress through partnership between health professionals non statutory organisations representing people with neurological conditions and the HSE The high point of the half day conference was the launch of the action plan for neurological care by Professor Orla Hardiman Consultant Neurologist and spokesperson for the Thinking Ahead Campaign Alexis Donnelly a person living with a neurological condition and Anne Winslow Chair of the NAI The NAI are seeking the support of the new Minister for Health and Children for

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