Supports & Services

Living with Chronic Pain is challenging as it impacts on every aspect of a person’s life.  Accessing help and support can be difficult and stressful.

Supports & Services

Here at Chronic Pain Ireland you are part of a community where you are understood, believed and supported.  We continually advocate on your behalf.  Following the Irish Medical Council recommendation and the Dáil Joint Committee on Health & Children recommendation in 2014 that chronic pain be recognised as a medical specialty, slowly support services are becoming more widely available and accessing help more straightforward.

We work with a variety of stakeholders both here and within the EU and during 2019 were part of the steering committee of the CHANGE PAIN® which continuously strives to create practical tools to support patients and healthcare professional(s) to better manage pain. To find out more and access additional supports goto https://www.changepain.com/en which includes a Pain Toolkit and details on pain diaries.

Through joining CPI we will keep you updated on the latest news and developments whilst continually striving for better services and supports.  

Chronic Pain Ireland is a key services provider and works with many organisations and service providers.  Below are some organisations that can help the person and family living with chronic pain.

The Health Services Executive (HSE)

The HSE is the national health service agency, that provides hospital and community care and services nationwide. In addition, they have rolled out the Living Well with Chronic Illness programme in 2020 which can be very helpful - full details here

Gov.ie

This website has a wealth of information.  For those attempting to stay in employment, trying to get back to work, along with current and potential employers can access the EmployAbility services. 

Citizens Information Service (CIS)

The CIS helps you to access information and support services throughout the country. They provide impartial information on social services, benefits and entitlements, employment rights and a host of other information relating to health and social affairs.

Carers Association

The Carers Association provides practical and emotional support to people and their families through home-care services, training and a dedicated carers helpline.

Assist Ireland

Assist Ireland online resource provides information on assistive technology and a directory of products available from Irish suppliers.

 

The Patient Advocacy Service (PAS) 

provides free, independent and confidential information and advocacy support to people in Ireland who wish to make a formal complaint about their care in a Health Service Executive (HSE) funded public acute hospital, and in the aftermath of Patient Safety Incidents. 

More info about the Patient Advocacy Service is available at: patientadvocacyservice.ie