L-R: Martin Cassidy Donegal Branch, John Gallagher Donegal Branch, Muriel Perry Treasurer Donegal Branch, Catherine Peoples RC, Paul Dawson PwMS, Charlie Mc Laughlin CW, Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill, Gerry McMonagle Letterkenny Lord Mayor, Geraldine McMenamin, Ava Battles, MS Ireland CEO
MS Ireland officially opened it's new doors in Letterkenny as Senator Brain Ó Domhnaill officiated at the Grand opening on Monday, 5th March. Staff welcomed clients and their families to the open day which was also an opportunity to talk to staff and meet other people with MS.
Speaking at the opening, the Senator said:
“The demand for neurology services in this region is overwhelming and we need additional resources between Letterkenny General Hospital and Sligo General Hospital. I welcome the fact that there is a consultant neurologist at Sligo General, however this consultant is under increasing pressure to deal with the demand for services.
“I am calling on the Minister for Health James Reilly and the HSE to seriously consider appointing a second neurologist in the North West region and to adopt the recommendations made in the 2003 Comhairle na nOspidéal report. The people who are still on the waiting list in Donegal and Sligo cannot be expected to wait endlessly to see a neurologist and get the care they need.
“The Disabled Housing Grants must also be fully reinstated for people with genuine disabilities, who need adaptations to their homes. A review must be carried out of the current criteria for drivers tax concessions so that anyone diagnoses with MS automatically becomes eligible for these rebates.
The new office address is: MS Ireland North West Regional Office, 28 Slieve Snacht Close, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal