2.12.2021 Patients Deserve Better Launches in Galway

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 We launched our Patients Deserve Better campaign in Galway earlier this week, hearing from Consultant Neurologist Dr Michael Hennessy about the critical shortage of neurology nurses in University Hospital Galway. 

Dr Hennessy highlighted that stand-alone nurses are carrying unsustainable caseloads, there is no service if the nurse is on leave and for many people with neurological conditions there is no specialist nursing support. 

We also heard from local patient representatives Aoife Kelly (epilepsy) and Robert Joyce (multiple sclerosis) about the impact of the nursing shortfall on their care: struggling access services and with no ready access to specialist neurological advice and information. 

Find out more about the campaign by visiting www.patientsdeservebetter.ie where you can contact your local TDS to seek their support.