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Breaking News … New Parkinson’s Specialist Nurses

We have been told that the funding for the specialist nurses (25 nationally) from last year’s budget has been allocated. The great news is that 6 are for Parkinson’s with 1 Parkinson’s specialist nurse for CUH. This is the outcome of the “Patients Deserve Better” campaign. A huge ‘thank you’ to all involved especially those…

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Symbyx PD Laser Care

You can now purchase the Laser Care unit through the website. Contact Tony for the promotional code to get your 10% discount. Dr Wayne Markman of Symbyx will be visiting Cork in July after the World Parkinson’s Congress in Barcelona. There will be a number of ‘Town Hall’ events in the city which will be…

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Hard work pays off with a big win for CH04!

There was an announcement this week that CH04 (Cork/Kerry) will get the neurorehabilitation team, based in CUH, that we have been asking for. You will remember this was first promised in 2019 but never arrived. Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, meeting CPA members in Leinster House NAI recognise that CPA members did Trojan work to…

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Fundraising Events this summer

Duhallow Vintage Club will be at the famous Mallow Home & Garden Festival on May 26, 27 and 28. They will be promoting Parkinson’s awareness and fundraising for Cork Parkinson’s. Pencil it into your diary as this is always a fantastic event. Siobhan Buckley memorial climbDavid and Aidan Buckley are doing a memorial climb of Mushera…

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Planning a holiday?

Parkinson’s Europe has published a very useful guide to planning a holiday. This includes general tips such as Medication, Insurance, Accommodation, Transportation etc. It is a good idea to also bring your PAI Parkinson’s passport with you. Click here for more information.

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Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2023. Podcasts

Today, April 15th, Lisa Wynne talks about her role as a Parkinson’s specialist nurse and the importance of Knowledge, Education, Medication, Exercise and Support (KEMES). Click here to listen. April 14th, Kate Wilkinson, talks about the role of a carer for someone living with Parkinson’s. Click here to listen. April 13th, Richelle Flanagan, talks about…

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