Today is Day 2 of the OurChildrensHealth campaign. Launched on May 20th 2014 the goal of this effort is to amend the 1970 Health Act to provide for automatic entitlement to a Medical Card for any child diagnosed with a serious illness.
Automatic full eligibility for health services should your child be diagnosed with a serious illness or congenital condition, up to and inlcuding the required aftercare as specified by your consultant.
An addendum to the Health Act of 1970 to provide a legal basis for, and underpin this right.
A commitment from Oireachtas members to adopt and actively pursue this policy independently of any other party policy on health.
A fundamental re-evaluation of health policy in Ireland, that full eligibility is granted on the basis of medical need and not financial means.
Please sign the online petition on the website. Click here
Anam Cara Galway, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 2nd of May from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Clayton Hotel, Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway.
Finally, we are back up and running almost as normal.
We have no heating and no carpets but phones are back.
We do have a bit of a backlog of appointments to get through but we're getting there.