28.2.2012: Politicians turn out in force to support neurological issues

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.