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Spring 2013 Newsletter out now: Visit our ‘downloads’ page to view a copy of our latest newsletter. Help Amputee Ireland by supporting our Golf classic, some team spaces available, see our poster below or contact email@example.com. Support Amputee Ireland raise much needed funds in the Women’s Mini Marathon on Monday 03 June, contact us for a sponsorship form firstname.lastname@example.org . In conjunction with the FAI several young and some not so young amputees are regularly playing. Contact 086 6079223 for more info. Affected by recent cut-backs in your prostetic services, tell us what it is like for you, contact email@example.com
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Woman’s Way Magazine highlights Amputee calls for Equality of Service
Woman’s way, the long established home-makers magazine, (P.22 18.02.13) has drawn attention to the needs of Amputees in Ireland today. Amputees are being treated as second-class citizens by the HSE with the lack of national service standards. Ireland is one of the few EU countries offering virtually no choice of service for amputees. The Irish government will not issue free prostetics for amputees. Read more…
Calling All Adventurous Teenagers
RTÉ is looking for adventurous Transition Students to take part in a show that just may change their lives forever. Those interested just simply need to upload a five-minute video to: www.rte.ie/trte/inyourshoes making the case for why they should to be chosen as one of the lucky eight. Further information: Moira Lawson (Production Coordinator) 086 – 086 1867
Amputee Ireland demands the HSE to focus on the needs of Irish amputees, and that the needs of amputee’s are no longer ignored on European Limb Loss Day
3 Dec 2012 – The European Union recognises that amputation affects many thousands of men, women and children across member states and has set Monday 3 December 2012 as European Limb Loss Day. Europe is giving international recognition to amputation, yet inIrelandthere are no national standards that apply to the provision of services to amputees. There are great variations of service provision acrossIrelandand compared to European partners. Amputees face many daily challenges including dexterity, personal mobility, delays in access to healthcare and decreased employment options. Charity Amputee Disability Federation Ireland (Amputee Ireland) welcomes European Limb Loss Day amid calls for better care structures and free prosthetics for Irish amputees. Read more here… , read entire press release here. See what disability.ie says here.
MichaelMcWilliam of Amputee Ireland comments: “It is time for the Health Service Executive (HSE) to establish one central authority to ensure equality of treatment and care for all amputees based on a set of national standards. Amputees, as clients or patients of the HSE, should be at the centre of the service in accordance with HIQA and EU guidelines.”
Disabilty.ie website seeks feedback
A request has gone out to all those interested in the disbiltiy sector to offer feedback on recent site developments. A new forum has become active recently for all people to air their views, also access to the classifieds section along with publishing of articles. www.disability.ie is an Irish based website, a one stop shop for people with disabilities. For further information contact Robert 0868077522
Amputee Ireland Strategic Plan 2013 and beyond
Currently the board of Amputee Ireland are working on the next strategic plan. Have your say and write to us with what you think we should be doing, what you think we should not be doing, and what we could do better. We are a key voice in the Irish landscape for amputees. Your voice is important. Contact us
Calling all Golfers
Amputee Ireland is seeking expressions of interest in an Amputee Irland Golf Classic. The proposed month is May 2013. We are looking for teams of four, all in aid of supporting the good work of Amptee Ireland. If you are intersted Contact us.
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Double Amputee South African Athlete inspires the world at the London 2012 Olympics. “You are not disabled by the disabilities you have. You are able by the abilities you have.” – Oscar Pistorius
Amputee Ireland advocates for amputee rights
Amputee Ireland has issued a press release to highlight the host of daily challenges faced by amputees in Ireland on European Limb Loss Day in December 2011. This day was held within the European Day of People with Disabilities in collaboration with the European Commission and the UK Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group ‘APLLG’.
Michael McWilliam, Amputee Ireland, comments that there are “currently intolerable delays in approval for prosthesis for those with a medical card. Long and frustrating waits are experienced in the sanctioning process across the country and indeed variances in different counties – ranging from 13 days in Donegal, 82 days in Monaghan to 189 days in Wicklow*. European Limb Loss Day will provide a chance to increase awareness of the ‘hidden disability’ that is limb loss and the often ignored needs of amputees in Ireland.” See our Facebook page for press coverage.