Pre - Budget Submission

MS Ireland have published their 2020 pre-budget submission

Summary of key asks

  • €600,000 increase in annual funding to optimize the use of the MS Care Centre.
  • Investment in specialist service provision by voluntary neurological organisations.
  • €2m investment in neurology services to address growing waiting lists and unacceptable waiting times for neurology services.
  • €4.5m investment in neurorehabilitation services.
  • Multi-Annual Investment Programme of €211m each year for five years 2020-2024 for community services for people with disabilities.
  • €28.38m investment to support Housing Adaptation.
  • Automatic entitlement to a GP Visit Card for all on Long Term Illness Scheme.
  • Ring-fence saving from the 2016 IPHA agreement for spending on access to new and innovative medications.
  • Supporting voluntary organisations to raise awareness of Assisted Decision Making.

Further information

Read our Pre-Budget Submission here

This submission has been prepared by Aoife Kirwan, Information, Advocacy and Research Officer. Questions and comments can be directed to aoifek@ms-society.ie