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 specialist nurses in neurology services.
A very successful pre-budget campaign led to 23 additional nurses being announced in this year’s Budget. These additional nurses will be appointed throughout Ireland with the guidance of the National Clinical Programme in Neurology in response to local needs.
From November 2022 The Patients Deserve Better campaign and website will move its focus to highlighting the need for investment in community neurorehabilitation teams for people with neurological conditions.
However, the NAI will continue to advocate for specialist nurses throughout 2022 and beyond as part of its ongoing advocacy programme.