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Wednesday 23 July 2014

'Third world' care for Parkinson's sufferers

POORLY PREPARED, SAYS PAI CHAIRMAN

Published 06/06/2012|10:19

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THE CHAIRPERSON of the Louth/Meath branch of the Parkinson's Association of Ireland (PAI) has claimed Ireland has a ' third-world standard of care' for people with Parkinson's Disease and other neurological disorders.

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Maurice O'Connell said Ireland is poorly prepared for the inevitable rise in incidence of Parkinson's Disease over the coming decades.

He urged local patients and family members to attend the one day National Patients Conference which will take place next month and will kick off the Movement Disorder Society's 16th international Congress in Dublin.

The Parkinson's Association of Ireland National Patients' Conference will be held on June 17 next at the National Conference Centre and will be attended by over 700 patients from around Ireland.

It will open the week long MDS conference, which will be attended by 5,000 delegates, including some of the world's leading movement disorder experts, a number of whom will speak at the Parkinson's Association of Ireland Patients' Conference .

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