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To: Minister Stephen Donnelly, Dept of Health, Taoiseach, HSE...
Fund Long-Covid multidisciplinary Clinics Nationwide including upskilled Occupational Therapists
Fund Nationwide multidisciplinary Long Covid Clinics with upskilled relevant practitioners in acute hospitals/primary care services. Hold information for LC sufferers on a central data base.
Why is this important?
My name is Miriam Cullen, I have Long Covid since March 2020, I am grateful that I attend the Post-Covid Clinic in St James Hospital, Dublin 8.
I am campaigning together with the support group Long Covid Ireland and Joan Collins TD to secure funding for Long Covid Clinics in EVERY county in acute hospitals / primary care service & include upskilled relevant practitioners.We also need a central data base with information on LC sufferers. Long Covid doesn’t discriminate, it can affect anyone at any time.
I took part in a fatigue management program run by The Occupational Therapist which is hugely beneficial to patients. We learned about pacing, identifying triggers for fatigue, relapses etc,having these skills is invaluable to daily life of Long Covid sufferers. Long Covid knocks your confidence and the Occupational Therapist helped me understand and try to accept my changed lifestyle which in turn helped my confidence.
We the undersigned call on Minister Donnelly to
• Provide funding for nationwide multidisciplinary Long Covid Clinics which include upskilled occupational therapy in acute hospitals and primary care services.
• Hold information for LC sufferers on a central data base.
Please take a second to sign this petition, to protect this important service and all of those who may require it.