Down Syndrome Ireland meets with Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath
10 Jul 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland met with the Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath TD last week to discuss areas that need to be addressed across the lifespan for people with Down syndrome.
Care Can’t Wait Campaign
21 Jun 2019
The #CareCantWait campaign launched in early June by hospital consultants highlights the increasing waiting times for outpatient appointments in Ireland. Currently, more than 550,000 patients are waiting to see a consultant for an outpatient appointment and a further 70,000 who have been assessed by a consultant are awaiting follow-on treatment.
Down Syndrome Ireland Health Survey 2019
17 May 2019
Difficulties in the HSE are affecting all of our members, whether it’s long waiting lists for hearing tests or sleep studies, difficulty accessing therapies, or lack of support for people who are ageing. For the next two weeks there will be a survey circulating, so that you have a chance to tell us how the HSE failures are affecting the person in your family who has Down syndrome.
Congratulations to Professor Mary McCarron, from Trinity College Dublin on receiving the first HRB Impact Award in 2019
12 Feb 2019
The award recognises how her research has transformed the health, care, and living environments for people ageing with an intellectual disability.
DSI launch updated Medical Management Guidelines for Children & Adults with Down syndrome
14 May 2018
We at Down Syndrome Ireland are delighted to formally launch the updated Medical Management Guidelines for Children and Adolescents with Down syndrome in Ireland.