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Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise

Neurology patients are travelling 60 – 112 km to see their neurologists1. Local neurology services planned, but still not delivered2. Don’t neurology patients deserve the right care, in the right place and at the right time?

According to the Neurology model of Care Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise should have a permanent consultant neurologist providing care for patients in the local community2. These patients, many of whom suffer from serious and disabling neurological conditions could be seen quicker and closer to home as promised in Sláintecare.

Please take this opportunity to contact the Oireachtas members that represent constituents in your area. Patients deserve better. Take action now.

Send this email to your local TD and Senators

Fill in the form below for those in the catchment area for Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Click submit and the email opposite will be sent on your behalf to all TDs and Senators representing patients in your area.

Dear Deputy/Senator,

Access to a consultant neurologist should be equally distributed across the country, so that the care you receive as a neurology patient does not depend on where you live. However neurology patients are travelling 60 – 112km to receive the care they need, although local neurology services have been planned for some time. Your constituents do not have access to a neurologist in their local hospital and instead travel 75km on average to receive the care they so desperately need at Tallaght University Hospital.

The need for a consultant neurologist to provide neurology services at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise is recognised in the Neurology Model of Care and the local community should have these services as:

  • Prolonged travel increases the cost of healthcare for patients and the provider
  • The HSE cites travel as one of the primary reasons for the ‘Did Not Attend’ rate, increasing waiting lists
  • Local neurology services reduce unnecessary admissions, length of stay and unnecessary testing

Please support those living with a neurological condition in your constituency by calling for local neurology services in Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise.

Yours faithfully,
[Your name will be auto-inserted here]

List of TDs and Senators who will receive your mail

  • Mr. Barry Cowen, Laois-Offaly TD
  • Mr. Charles Flanagan, Laois-Offaly TD
  • Mr. Sean Fleming, Laois-Offaly TD & Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Carol Nolan, Laois-Offaly TD
  • Mr. Brian Stanley, Laois-Offaly TD
  • Ms. Pippa Hackett, Agricultural Panel Senator
  • Mr. Martin Browne, Tipperary TD
  • Ms. Jackie Cahill, Tipperary TD
  • Mr. Alan Kelly, Tipperary TD
  • Mr. Michael Lowry, Tipperary TD
  • Mr. Mattie McGrath, Tipperary TD
  • Mr. Garrett Ahearne, Senator Administrative Panel
  • Mr. Cathal Berry, Kildare South TD
  • Mr. Martin Heydon, Kildare South TD
  • Ms. Patricia Ryan, Kildare South TD
  • Mr. Sean O’Ferghail, Kildare South TD & Ceann Comhairle
  • Mr. Mark Wall, Industrial & Commercial Panel Senator
  • Ms. Fiona O’Loughlin, Administrative Panel Senator
  • Ms. Kathleen Funchion, Carlow-Kilkenny TD
  • Mr. John McGuinness, Carlow-Kilkenny TD
  • Ms. Jennifer Murnane O’Connor, Carlow-Kilkenny TD
  • Mr. Malcolm Noonan, Carlow-Kilkenny TD & Minister of State for Housing
  • Mr. John Paul Phelan, Carlow-Kilkenny TD

Campaign Partners

This initiative is brought to you by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland and Roche Products (Ireland) Ltd....

Neurological Alliance of Ireland

Coleraine House, Coleraine St. 
Dublin 7
Email: advocacy@nai.ie

Roche Products (Ireland) Ltd

3004 Lake Drive
Citywest Business Campus
Naas Road