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An EU conference in Brussels has heard that Ireland's services and treatment for multiple sclerosis sufferers are among the worst in Europe. Figures show that Ireland has less than half the recommended minimum number of neurologists recommended to deal with MS patients.
Wednesday, 30 May, 2007

MLAs Back Free Care For Elderly

The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted in favour of providing free personal care for the elderly in the 2008-2009 budget and onwards. MLAs passed an Alliance amendment to an SDLP motion which backed the provision of free care, but did not provide a precise timetable for its introduction.
The BMA in Northern Ireland is fully in support of free personal care and nursing care. Speaking following the debate in the NI Assembly on free personal care, BMA(NI) Chairman, Dr Brian Patterson, said:
Mental health specialists, community workers and clergy have held talks to tackle a mental health crisis facing young people in a Londonderry estate.