Patients Deserve Better Campaign secures funding for 23 additional neurology nurses in this years Budget
PSPA Ireland has been working with the Neurological Alliance of Ireland as part of their “Patients Deserve Better” campaign to call for action to tackle the shortage of one hundred specialist nurses in neurology services.
The Patients Deserve Better campaign is calling for 20 additional nurses each year over the next five years to tackle this shortfall.
A very successful pre-budget campaign led to 23 additional nurses being announced in this year’s Budget. These additional nurses will cover conditions including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and rare neurological conditions and will be assigned by the National Clinical Programme in Neurology all across Ireland in response to local needs.
Mags Rogers, Executive Director of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland has highlighted the key role of collective patient advocacy in this campaign “Over 11,000 emails have been sent to TD’s via the campaign website patientsdeservebetter.ie since the campaign was launched in October 2021. This is an example of how organisations representing people with neurological conditions can work together with these individuals and their families to achieve real change”.