24.1.2023 Patients Deserve Better Campaign Launches in the South East

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The Patients Deserve Better campaign presented to local elected representatives in CHO 5 on Tuesday 24th January: calling for a community neurorehabilitation team for people with neurological conditions in the South East.

NAI Executive Director, Mags Rogers, highlighted that a team for CHO 5 is recommended in the 2019 Implementation Framework for the National Neurorehabilitation Strategy: a key commitment of both Slaintecare and the current Programme for Government.

Professor Ronan Collins, National Clinical Lead for Stroke, spoke in support of the Patients Deserve Better campaign, highlighting that a nationwide network of community neurorehabilitation teams are required for stroke patients as well as so many other patients diagnosed with a neurological condition.

James Flanagan, a person living with multiple sclerosis spoke of his 140km journey to source neurorehabilitation services in Dublin: only for the service to be postponed due to hospital overcrowding. He outlined the vital difference it would make to have a local community neurorehabilitation team based in the South East.

Mary Casserly, Chairperson of Early Onset Parkinson's Disease Ireland had attended a presentation by the Community Neurorehabilitation Team for CHO 3 and highlighted that this service should be available to people in the South East of the country.

The Patients Deserve Better campaign will continue to brief local elected representatives and media throughout the month of January. For more information on the campaign visit Patients Deserve Better

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