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New petition seeks to align physical and mental health

A nationwide call to arms has been issued this week, known as ‘Equality for Mental Health‘. With over 200 signatories from Britain’s public eye, it is hoped that the campaign will finally make some headway into addressing the current imbalance between physical and mental health in this country. 618 more words

Caveats for Caregivers (2)

This is my second essay on caregiving, first published on another website on April 16, 2012.

“We don’t accept cash.”

She must have misunderstood me.  When I offered to pay cash, she must have thought I was about to reach into my pocket, like some character from… 1,177 more words


Short donor waiting lists are not necessarily a good thing

I have spent a lot of time over the last year or so trying to counter the myth that there are long waiting lists for egg donation in the UK.   619 more words

Health - Transplant Services; Waiting Lists; Breast Cancer Drugs; Vaccination Rates

I also request that the Minister come in and update us on the transplant situation. Over the past few years, those in charge of transplant policy in the country have felt it has been very unco-ordinated… 415 more words


Heart (TAVI) Operations Suffering Due to a Lack of Co-ordinated Planning and Funding by the HSE

Speaking in the Seanad during Commencement Matters on “The need for the Minister for Health to address the inadequate and inefficient organisation of the TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implant) programs across the State, causing delays and lengthy waiting lists for patients.” … 1,976 more words


Hard choices to be made in the political parlour

Column from Irish Independent on 8 July 2015.

Game on for Budget 2016, with the impending general election in sight. Last Friday, Tánaiste Joan Burton warned interest groups at the Social Protection forum in Dublin Castle that “the Budget isn’t a parlour game in which everybody puts out what they would like”. 794 more words

Leo Varadkar

Asking For Help!¡!¡

i hope other mama’s can relate to this, even kinda?

Something I don’t discuss often enough.. Raising a child who has disorders. Sensory processing disorder is something until a few short years ago, I knew nothing about. 239 more words