17.9.2019 Neurological Projects funded as part of Slaintecare Integration Fund

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 On Monday 16th September Minister for Health Simon Harris announced funding of €20m for 122 projects as part of the Slaintecare Integration Fund. 

The funding scheme which invited applications earlier this year, aims to support projects which

-demonstrate innovative ways to engage people in relation to their own health

-represent best practice in the management of chronic disease and care of older people 

-encourage innovations in the shift of hospital care to the community and hospital avoidance

A number of projects supporting people with neurological conditions received funding including:

1. Headache pathway: National Clinical Programme in Neurology (a collaborative project in partnership with the Migraine Association and Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland

2. Developing a pathway of community supports for people with epilepsy in Ireland (Epilepsy Ireland)

3. Keeping people with severe epilepsy independent (St James Hospital) 

4. Promoting physical activity programmes for people with neurological conditions in the community (Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland)

5. Alzheimers Befriending Service (Western Alzheimers) 


The full list of projects is available here

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