26.9.2012 Service Users give their views on neurorehabilitation services

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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

Clickhere to find out more about the crisis in Ireland's neurorehabilitation services, and what NAI is doing to highlight this issue

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