22.7.2021 Neurological Alliance of Ireland Launches its Pre Budget Submission on World Brain Day

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The Neurological Alliance of Ireland Pre Budget Submission 2022 focuses on the impact of COVID19 on neurological care services already critically underresourced pre-pandemic and the lack of capacity to meet the backlog of demand post COVID. The COVID19 pandemic has further undermined the provision of services in the community, the majority of which are provided by the not for profit sector, and further exacerbated the problem of long waiting times and lack of access to care for people living with neurological conditions across Ireland.

Action must be taken now to introduce an immediate programme of emergency investment in neurological care services to address a crisis that has been worsened by the impact of COVID19. The Neurological Alliance of Ireland is calling for the following investment in the upcoming Budget:

1. iInvestment to protect vital neurological care services in the community provided by the not for profit sector

2. Investment to tackle the highest ever waiting lists in neurology services

3. Investment in neurorehabilitation services to implement the 2019-2021 framework for the National Neurorehabilitation Strategy in line with the commitment in the current Programme for Government

Our Pre Budget Submission is available to download HERE 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The NAI Pre Budget Submission was finalised in advance of the launch of the Dept Health Capacity Review of Disability Services on July 15th 2021. The Review (page 26) specifically refers to the dearth of neurorehabilitation services and the need to resource the development of multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation services as called for in our submission. 

Read more about the Review HERE