Here we post relevant news, announcements, updates and general information concerning chronic pain
Following some concerns of callers to our phone line we are seeking to clarify current situation regarding cancellation of appointments. The best site to check is the HSE link below as this updates daily.
During the current public health emergency, there will be a greatly increased need for medicines to be delivered to patients, particularly those who are cocooning.
The PSI – the pharmacy regulator is aware that there is a significant national effort taking place, led by Local Authority Community Response Fora, to support the vulnerable and older members of our communities in ensuring they continue to receive what they need to stay at home and to stay well.
Coronavirus update from Chronic Pain Ireland
The following is taken from the HSE website (20th March 2020 at 14.15)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that can affect lungs and airways and the HSE is still learning how it works. Most people who become infected will experience mild illness and recover however there are some groups of people who may be more at risk of serious illness if they catch coronavirus. The HSE do not think these groups have a higher risk of catching coronavirus. This is similar to other infections such as flu.
As a proud member of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI), Chronic Pain Ireland alongside all other members of the NAI will be supporting Brain Awareness Week.
There are over 800,000 people living with a neurological condition in Ireland. Brain Awareness Week aims to promote greater awareness and understanding of the brain and neurological conditions whilst also highlighting the need for more investment in services, research and prevention.
EXAMINING THE BENEFIT OF MUSIC AND MUSIC THERAPY FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN
AN IRISH RESEARCH COUNCIL FUNDED (NEW FOUNDATIONS) PROJECT
In 2019 researchers at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance led innovative research exploring the potential of music to assist people living with chronic pain to improve their health and well-being.