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Irish monitoring units still not open

15 Mar 2013

DublinIrish healthcare bosses are paying to send people with epilepsy abroad for assessment, while failing to open new local test centres.

In a bizarre mix up with red tape, the newly refurbished monitoring unit in Dublin, and a refurbished unit in Cork remain closed. The Irish Healthcare Executive (HSE) has a recruitment freeze at the moment, meaning the nurses needed to staff the centres haven’t been hired. However, patients are being sent abroad, at great expense, instead of opening the centres.

Tuesday: Westminster MPs to debate epilepsy services

11 Oct 2010

Members of Parliament will be raising awareness of epilepsy on Tuesday (12 October) with a debate in Westminster Hall.

The debate will be on epilepsy services in the NHS.  It will be started by Paul Maynard MP (Blackpool North and Cleveleys).  Paul has epilepsy and was recently chosen by Epilepsy Action to be one of our vice-presidents.

Paul will do an opening speech and other MPs will intervene and make short speeches.  So far, 10 MPs have said they want to speak.

Epilepsy Action is looking for young people between 13-19 and their parents (in the UK)

4 Sep 2009

Epilepsy Action is looking for young people between 13-19 and their parents (in the UK) to be involved with a Question Time event at the House of Commons.

Background

The idea behind the event is for MPs to meet with young people (and parents) to discuss how to best support people with medical conditions, in our case epilepsy, at school. 

Where and when?

The event will take place in the House of Commons on 27 October (during half term) from 2.30pm-4.30pm. There will be several young people at the event representing different health conditions.

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