Tuesday, May 30, 2017

slainte care Ireland

the committee on health at government buildings launched a 'new way,' 'new approach' and i believe called it 'Slainte care:
From This....TO.....

From This....To This.....
We are calling the system Sláinte Care and are also proposing the launch of a new health card, called a Sláinte card.
“That card would give people an entitlement to access universal healthcare locally in their community, GP care and reduced cost medication.”
in better times, hurt and damage and harm done to me was only a great big damning series of events...in the future..that is as i speak now.
Absolutely everyone would welcome a new way of 'doing' the healthy thing, but lets see its deliverable in my life time.
we have a new dawn...Slainte!
god knows i have had a terrible time in the past ten years.
lets have a lick rather than a bark - Slainte!
right now i have no healthcare provision for what is deemed a 'heavy disease burden.'  if the government is committed to this, let them be committed to uplifting the hurt and the damaged and those suffering from the system that is presently in place.
Genuine care from this is welcome.
First though, is 'mending'.
Mending in a very meaningful way.
speaking to a disability advocate at the close of day i said i never thought what would happen me when i got sick would happen.
i never thought it possible actually.
i reminded her of what a life i had led until i became so unwell with a progressive neurodegenerative disease and we recounted what has happened since.
genuine committment to my healthcare would be what i want now, we launch but let it not only be for the future, but begin now.
those of us who have a 'life limiting' condition need to feel they can end their days with care befitting their disease burden but also honouring the future by beginning in the present.
by starting again, by bringing on board new ideas will be the educated, the bright new future and we all want this to happen.
I have seen too much suffering.
Any person who becomes sick puts faith in their healthcare professionals, when they fail you in such a manner that is dangerously damaging, they have failed you on the trust levels too.  A reminder to the disability advocate being - "How can i learn to trust again?"  also "Can they allow me to live again?" that would be the test of maturity and committment to change.

If the pettiness and the enslaught continues now for my twin sister and i the naming of Slainte will be pastiche and hypocrisy and nothing more.
we are awful good at launching new directives, new plans, and very poor actually in implementing them.
So many been, gone and dusted as launched, few implemented as modern and new, they are but 'launched.'
We have had the whole recognition of considering patients as part of the agenda, that is 'nothing about us without us.'  This has been said by the healthcare providers for a few years now.  On the ground the truth is anything but consideration of the patient, the client for which the largest employer of the state has been created.
we seem to forget that having over 100,000 workers for the health of the county has costed us lives, we have created an unhealthy healthcare system, despite giving the wage, the lifestyles, the mortgage and the pensions to so many civil servants to look after the sick!
Any change is welcome, but it has to be sincere.
We now have enough policies, programmes, visions and plans to paper palaces, lets see the shine on them come to glow in the Irish sun (yes, we get it from time to time).

i want to wake up and begin my day by being grateful i am alive.
i want to wake up with the plan to engage meaningfully in the god given day that is mine as i am a living entity, called human.
i want to wake feeling that humanness.  I want to be purposeful, present and joyous as the dawn rises.
I wake at present with sickness and dread in the pit of my stomach, the hope of being kept alive already deadened at dawning.
I wake at present tearful, painfully aware of my physical decline, my pain and the psychological fall out of damage done by the system we have at present in place.
oh wouldnt it be wonderful to wake, sick but well.  Sick but assured of the living part of being a human being equal to all and at least equal to 100,000 civil servants who depend on me and others being sick for them to have their own quality of life in wage assurances and their 'no sack' policy (i don't believe in this bit actually).
I want to be able to teach about justice, and truth.
i want to be able to say the truth in safety
to tell the people of Ireland never to forget that speaking truth is healthy and that truth will be a strength to uphold a nation, not allow my truth damage my personal life, because others determine that by myself speaking my truth they are aggrieved in some way that it may damage something belonging to themselves.  What damage i do is actually saying it 'warts and all.'  For this, i should be thanked.
My truth should never damage me, my twin nor any other person, it should never be fake truth and i demand that it be acceptable to speak the truth...
why?  Because fake truth, fake news, licking arse, bowing and cringing under abuse, being beaten to a pulp by bad practises of malpractise isn't the way we should run a small nation.
Everyone should be able to stand up and make another be accountable for wrong doing.
Too many are left unaccountable, we have it from all society in Ireland and it doesnt do our reputation any good at all.
Bring back those who will say it as it is.  To know that 'the emperor has no clothes,' is no shame to the emperor, he just goes to his wardrobe and gets the best pants in town.  Simples, in my mind.
a very universal injustice we have to change and march forth to change this pyramid of distruction
its called 'see it, believe it, change it and march forth.'
Am i hopeful.
I have to be.
the guinness is raised daily with the word Slainte, we value the guinness the world over, lets now value the Slainte.
I would value healthcare given to help me cope with my heavy disease burden.
i never felt it was too much to ask of 100,000 workers in this state, surely to god a few of them should feel the same.

i am all for....walking free in the knowledge that those honoured to care for the sick, vulnerable, elderly and disabled will freely give it without sanction of abuse as a top up.

Friday, May 12, 2017

oh for water to swim in - when very sick

2009-2017 i have sought out - water!

i seek it here and i seek it there and no where is it to be found - in ireland.

I seek out a special type of water ....its called warm water.

I see it first in the public pools ....eg:
and a hotel

All were too cold for i am sick

i seek it secondly in a hydro pool, most are developed here in Ireland either privately or in hospital settings.

Hospitals first:
A rehabilitation facility who first stated i needed it in 2009 said in 2017 that 'we do not fit in.'  that is, they can't allow us use this pool.  it is about ten miles away if that.

i sought it at a hospice i attended for a while, they allow mother and baby groups, but not an x-hospice user.

I sought it again at a school for disabled children - no joy.

I sought it again at a centre for learning disabled people - but it was only to be used for learning disabled.

i am attempting to get into a rehab facility as an inpatient, but it will mean i get to use that pool once a day for half an hour!

in all this time, i have been completely unable to get water to do gentle exercises for a muscle wasting disease process.

i tried two hotels, both will not allow a 'pay as you go' fee, but you must join for a full year.  i have not that money.

if my government cannot offer me physiotherapy nor hydrotherapy, how am i to fulfil my ideal need that i keep my body in the best possible shape as i degenerate with a rare neuromuscular disease.

if i cannot get water, warm water in a pool, do you think the state should fund me to get to a pool weekly in a private facility.

Or am i not worth it?
and my twin not worth it?

is this the beginning of state organised euthanasia and private healthcare now in little holy ireland where the rich can pay for their hydro and the poor can seek, and seek and seek and simply not find.
2009 -2017

Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy (ongoing, no less) was first mooted in 2009 by a consultant in rehabilitative medicine, further suggested as a care plan in 2013,2014 and 2015 by specialist consultants in rare diseases units outside of Ireland.

Ireland is not looking after its chronic sick patients.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Complicated Ireland purposely complicated Ireland

it is such a complicated little island.
everywhere i look now i see that not a lot is 'simples' any more.

Lets take Health, ah but it would be me to chose that first as my baby subject of interest, so much so i think i will work on getting a PhD on 'quality and quantitative research on Irish health care management.'

its about management i believe and its not simple, but complicated.
who was the wise one who did the daft thing and separated the Department of Health from the HSE?

it hasn't worked, that's the first observation which is not really rocket science actually.

Management, it is NOT the fault of Simon Harris TD Minister for Health that its all going pear shaped, its a monster in the shoebox affair we have in health care Ireland.
so many things are lacking and so much is both secretive and non transparent it beggars belief.
you would be forgiven in believing the Health care service isn't about health at all in this complicated country of mine certainly its not operating as one.

in the hope of sorting the chaos, mess, dysfunction and mistrust they bought in a bevvy of new management, an extra layer lets say, to sort this mess, chaos, and our distrust of the HSE as an organization - to bring back both advancement in actual delivering health care and the nations trust in the HSE.
it did neither.
so that knocks two of the so called answers to pressing questions.
whose fault is it?  - it is NOT Simon Harris TD!
how well did new Management layer work?  - one word - malignant
Management again and on this one we take the role of the client/patient with management and the hospitals.

very heavy stuff this is and contentious for its complicated by both the Department of Health and also the HSE.
the HSE does a heck of a lot of policies and guidelines and structures, and visions and graphs, and projections and so forth adnauseum 
in most if not all, it claims WE COUNT YOU IN!  as part of the deal the patients, clients are part thereof the structure, dynamic, projections, guidelines et al - we are there in partnership (that's a great one so it is), we are there to be heard (nope) and we are there to be helped (nope) but also the HSE is there to be empathic (nope), be a listening ear (no) to listen to the needs you have (no) and to put in place a person centred care plan and package that is individualized to the disease burden (start laughing, i have).

From the ordinary man in the street, even the road sweeper to the top of the pint, the cream, we will name Prof. O. Hardiman who is shrewd, knows what she is talking about and says it as it is, but all know, the sweeper will say the same as Prof. Hardiman, but won't be heard, won't be believed but he will 'understand as equally well, the dynamic, the chaos, the melee and the dysfunction of delivery of health care in Ireland - no brainer that one.

why are we cynical and dejected and let down and lacking a health care system at all.

Make no mistake we have no health care system, there is no system in operation, i mean SYSTEM.
a System i guess is how you deliver, right, there is none.
from hospital trolleys, to overcrowding, religious debacles, religious divide and public/private divide, cuts, austerity, savage cuts and then billions added and subtracted, moved from one area of health to file a gap in another and a drain of resources as in personnel as they go elsewhere to take up better paid employment and better working conditions.
so there isn't a system.
management too jumps as equally precariously as the money pot, or honey pot.  A manager may be in charge of mental health one week and fill a gap in Disability manager the next, and we have 'acting head of...' and then that person disappears for another to take her/his place and the jack in the box pops a spring just about every hour of the day.

no wonder no one knows who is running the show.

try making a phone call to a department within either the Department of Health or the HSE.

the main issue is you can have a clear picture of who you think can answer a question you have, that is 'the protection of vulnerable adults and children' is overseen by the director of the National director of the protection of vulnerable adults and children' but no, that department deals with policies and planning not the individuals.

the individuals are dealt with at source, base line, very base line, the local areas.
these are not skilled people who are also plucked from somewhere to fill this gap.

you can have a guy in charge of this in your area and decide without ever seeing a vulnerable adult that a case, by degree is harmless when in fact many who understand psychology will know, no case involving the abuse of vulnerable adults or children can be quantified by degree of harmless or harmed.

the management structures lack stability, style and insight into real people's lives, they barely meet them and get whopping big briefs to deal with cluster groups of sickness when they may never be trained or understand how to begin to approach it all.
a manager coming from mental health can clearly say when suddenly co-opted into management of disability 'when you get the wheelchair, will that be it?'  a bit of a strange question to a person with a progressive neurodegenerative disorder.

the understanding of health and safety for disabled people too also goes sort of pear shaped with a mental health practitioner manager who decides to leave the above woman without a bath chair aid to get into a bath for two years, no insight that with muscle wasting, leaving such a lack or gap means the person can or could or may crack their head open if they lose footing or grab of the grab rails.

there seems no insight, and that is massive problem within health care services.

if you do not understand cause and effect you will fail hopelessly to manage well.

Managing money.  this is a huge issue.
we have all and sundry claim the biggest wastage in the funds is that funds are wasted within the HSE.
we have this from the driver of the vans delivering the same bed a second time to the same person when the bed was supposed to have been a very different bed, from the repair man who comes for the umpteenth time to mend a wheelchair on its last legs by adding maybe a bolt, screw, or duct tape, yes i have seen this used copiously.

many at the coal face will name 'wastage' as being the biggest issues for failure to deliver proper care and appropriate care to the people.
if you waste it, its gone, nothing has been used for the main purpose intended.

I asked a question the other day about money and the HSE.
we all know that its a bit of a mantra these days to hear there isn't any around, none, as in Nada but then how many groups, organizations, individuals and managers have been told 'there ain't no money'  so if all of the disadvantaged, the sick, the disabled, the elderly, vulnerable and the td's are told there isn't any money in the HSE to deliver what they are mandated to do, where is the money going?
because i have never heard anyone saying their needs are being met.
they very much are being under met and many are on their knees, begging, to the point of sit downs outside dail eireann and far more.
others say it goes in the wages.  we have a top heavy managerial structure with too many captains, whose underlings, do not even know what the answer to a question could be, they get floored when asked a question if you ring the appropriate department to have a young person hesitate badly as so much is changing before her eyes too she doesn't know where to go with the question.

of course we could blog this out in a slog slog and slogging fashion, but to all intend and purpose, we haven't a health care system.

How is it that if you have private health insurance you can get a CT scan immediately for a suspected stroke, that is a bleed in the head F's, and if you are public you are put in a room on a ward and told 'the CT scanners are not manned over the weekend (Friday you arrive), so sweat it out mate, and lets hope you haven't had a stroke, it will be manned on Monday, i ffff...ing kid you not!
OK so.  its that bad and that's the divide, so the scanners ARE there, they ARE being used, they ARE operational for those paying, but not for those depending on the state.
this is so wrong.
the scanner in the hospital i attended, was closed for the weekend.
for all i know it may well have been opened for private patients, i am not to know.
but sure as eggs the anxiety in a side room with a possible stroke event is worrying.
the scanners are within walking distance and you are panicking as a sick person with a suspected stroke and no consolation can be had from the statement 'ah sure you probably didn't have a stroke.'
no one should have to wait three days to find out, when if you have money it could be three hours or three minutes and problem solved or crisis begins!

i do not see how we equate living and dying with the amount you have in your pocket, society will always have the poor and life needs all types of people in it to function as a society.
not everyone can be a doctor, or lawyer and pay insurance, you also need builders, brickies, and writers, artists and road sweepers.
all work is viable and needed, therefore i contend that health care should be provided for all, all contribute to society in some shape or form, and they should be looked after.
well my fingers ache as they clap along the keyboard, so i am ending this.
i pretty much just stated the obvious, but maybe some countries don't know the obvious.
bloody nice scenery but don't end in an Irish a'e.
i have to add - especially if you are a woman and poor.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

little Ireland with little healthcare

it is a very tough country to be sick in.
bank holiday - May Day - the workers holiday, those who toil and sweat get a day off just because they toil and sweat.

there is no day off from torture in Ireland.
many will see that as a very strong word indeed.
i see it as a truthful word that most would shy away from, as a reality here in ireland.

i heard a word the past few days, a scandelous case of 'waterboarding.'

tell me please, if you are treated by the state health care system HSE with utter contempt, and you are fed drip drip tiny bits of help but only coming ad hoc with no real effect to daily living is this not torture.
is it torturous to try and get a care plan in place and trying to do this now for a decade.
it is.
is it torturous that in a country where the government of the day claims we are 'on an up' when most with disability and sickness are very much on the down.

lets look at some of the needs that need addressing and why i see it as torture.

hydrotherapy is an asset.  it now is a standard of care for a myriad of conditions around the world, extensively used and proven benefits documented.
most modern states can provide hydrotherapy for the worst cases and chronic disease cases - not so little Ireland with little healthcare.
did i think it was that difficult to get three quarters of an hour in such a pool once a week?  No i did not.
its impossible.
of course i cannot ask around, i have no clout.  but those who have have failed on my behalf and that of my twin sister.

its not that these pools are exactly butlins on Mayday.
they are used yes, but not hour in and hour out 24/7.
we have lost a dear friend of late, Donal Toolan.
Not so long ago i spoke to him and told him i was finding it impossible to get into a hydropool recommended by at least five consultants.
he told me a few months ago it was the only thing that kept his pain at bay.
we spoke of this at some length, and it is true, we know the benefits.
we now know the benefits to even infants and the elderly.
but we cannot benefit because its not available for my twin and myself.

beds and sleeping also is another indicator we are on a slippery slope, how long is this debate going on?
well a very long time.
what does the HsE do?
well, they throw 'toppers' at you, foam, some three inch thick, some more or some less, some with ripples, some as cubes but in essence they are cheap ways of preventing pressure for those who do not move.
i move too much.
they also produce heat and i cant cope with that.
the glorious letter writing detailing how we have had five to seven chances with mattresses is but a fob off to the reality of five to seven toppers of foam for bedsores which i do not suffer from.
these letters wing their way to the TD's.
then again we have companies and retailers say that the HSE do provide sophisticated beds for the chronic sick in ireland.
but we twins, the ones with the pink hats cannot get the HSE to engage on bed and nighttime at all.
one such lassie came and then disappeared, never to be seen again.
i am in a hell.
there is more than this going on.
far more.
there is name calling, denegration, fob offs, procrastination and injury in extreme.
torture is injury and also lack of care is injurous.
we do not have euthanasia here in ireland but you might as well, for that is what i feel is happening my twin and i.
left to die at home with no health care.
well everyone is asking that.
what happened the Grace case whistleblower?  what happened Maurice McCabe?
what happens in ireland if you spill the beens, we must look to all whistle blowing in ireland and vocal individuals who say it as it is as opposed saying it as they would like to hear.
there is an answer to the extreme pain we are suffering in little ireland its called revenge and inflicted intentionally.
imagine a healthcaring organisation, advocating its citizens be watchful of elder abuse whereever they see or withness it.
hey man, visit, because i can tell my story, its elder abuse.  On a grand scale.
its even happening in the Minister for healths own patch, simon harris, on the minister's childhood estate and the ministers own road for the school walk he would have taken.
but there are two women suffering here.
very much so.
the flourish to help was evident in a history of trying to make things better but now its someones turn to help us, we dont ask for too much just what you would give to very sick individuals. as in a healthcare befitting the 'heavy disease burden.'

if people dont understand why we are not getting it.  i dont understand it either.

its a shit country to live in when sick and that is all i know.
you just want to die in the end of it, you do.

Friday, April 28, 2017

the suffering is unbearable for us twins, in Ireland

looking to see 'HOPE' on the menu!
at the Brain conference.
the suffering is unbearable in a country that seems to despise the public healthcare services, and a country where it decides now that the public who havent the insurance are treated with contempt, on all fronts we have no systems in place.

am i missing something here? because this blog is my testament to the very thing they are speaking of.
do we need research to tell us we are the forgotten ones?
do we really need it?
more of the same?
c'mon doctors, and HSE just get your ducks in a row on this one please!
fighting now for well on a decade for a basic care for serious, very serious progressive neurodegenerative disorder we are now suffering very badly.
this is an offense and a blot on the Irish landscape as it claims its 'in recovery'  yet i am unsure what is in 'recovery' i am not.

when Prof. Hardiman (neurologist) puts up such a slide, we take this all on board, its the truth 
Lists are in order, to explain what is so missing in the care for my twin and i and its stark and having a profound effect.

getting sick a decade or more ago we began a muscle wasting problem but since then no physiotherapy that is sustained or ongoing is ever given, we may get a tiny bit here and there but that is all.
there is no consistent or ongoing hydrotherapy and the fact is both of these therapies have been mooted from day one, well over a decade now since first written down.

this is neglect and an offense under the non fatal offenses against the persons act.
ditto is coercion and harrassment, which we have had in spades.
any harm done has been done by the irish healthcare system.

looking to see 'HOPE' on the menu!
at the Brain conference.
this is for all countries, so....(i think)...we with problems are fucked in this area.
what we have not got and should have:

a neurologist
a neuromuscular specialist
a neuromuscular specialist nurse
a neurophysiotherapist and still without a neuropnhysiotherapy assessment ever.
this is bizarre in extreme.

the effect is 'go home and die.' without sustaining the body as through intervention at a skills level that is what is happening and that is what we have been told by 'default.'

we have no night time care.
not enough PA's to cope.
we have no social outlets or stimulation and every where we attempt to get help we are shown basically 'the door.'

care in ireland in the public system is outrageously flawed, absent and our nation is being neglected en masse but those who have them insurances can never see the difference in the care we receive as opposed to them.

single adults are the worst effected, they cannot produce the family as support and are run ruckshod over, women fare worse as we are believed to be more malingerers and feigning illness than men. the famous gender stigma is perverse and pronounced.

can this wonderful Prof. O. Hardiman say it as it is, YES, she can and in fact is as sharp as a button on the state of this nation!
i am designing a lapel button, it will denote the irish citizen that receives no medical care for the disease burden she has, i will put it on teashirts, car and everywhere and i will quote the World Health Organisation and our fundamental rights to healthcare which we cannot get for love nor money and at present we have neither love for the system nor money to buy the care we need.

posh voices, poor services and that is the way we remain, our voice sort of pitches all towards the elitism of posh voices, the posh voice my friends is an echo of past times, i have no issue being the present gurrier, at least we, as gurriers say the flipping truth and support each other and are the salt of the earth.
by the way i am also unhappy with both Leo Vladakar and Coveney for cooking the stats books, exaggeration is seen through by this gurrier.
meanwhile i make my videos and say it as it is.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

when the Irish simple do not understand words, phrases and ideologies, it has to be explained. Manure Curley Carrot does this.

Wisdom from a Carrot

Meeting the HSE
Manure Curley Carrot-Top

It is a
 old World

Playing the dumb carrot

Ms. Curley Carrot-Top has this definition of playing the dumb carrot – by example lies therein the truth of ‘playing the dumb carrot:

what do they mean by ‘ongoing physiotherapy?

Curley Carrot-Top is not fooled – so tries to offer assistance in the task of understanding.

to   HSE

Respondents to this question have answered the following:

Long term
Should mean it is happening
Webster Dictionary: continuing to exist, happen or progress. Continuing without reaching an end.
Continuous, ongoing and regularly
Continuous. Frequent. Repeated.
·       Oxford dictionary definition:  Continuing; still in progress. Eg ‘This consultation remains ongoing and as a result, no date has been set for closure.’

SYNONYMS (oxford dictionary)
in progress, under way, going on, continuing, happening, occurring, taking place, proceeding, being done, being worked on, being performed, current, extant, existing, existent, progressing, advancing, evolving, growing, developing

Misunderstanding can get in the way….

Postcard from ‘Sunnyside Up’

Dear Mammi,          .      Ms Carrot
Wish you were here.  .      c/0 CHO6
The sun is bursting   .      Dublin
Bright in the skies    .      code unsure
Burning me to a      .      (try the
Frizzle.  I left the   .      postman- 
Lotion in the bath-   .      very
Room.  Guess there  .      reliable)
Is no point in         .
Sending it on.         .
You wont recognise  .
Me when you see me  .
Me skin hurts, I may  .
Need you.              
Love Curley  

A postcard from ‘Sunnyside Up’

Dear Mammi,           .
Its pissing out of     .     Ms Carrot
The heavens, stayed  .     c/o CHO6
Indoors, goose bumps.     Dublin
Like the measles.     .     (I know the
need your soup.      .      area code
Second thoughts –    .     but too cold
Maybe not.             .     to think (so,
                               Ask local
Love Curley                 postman
                              (they know

HSE Logo 

Dear Mr. Minister for Health (Teachta Dala),

Them twins are getting a ‘skilled professional service.’
This is the definitive version.
And if you believe that – you will believe anything.

Yours sincerely

Acting head of Disability
Area CHO 6
(‘acting head,’ secunded from Mental Health – the real one is on pregnancy leave.  Rest assured, she has paid her stamps and is full of entitlement).

The manure bunny trap = venus fly trap

There has to be song in this one, if there was it goes something like this, (goltrai), I do believe.

John Steinbeck once wrote that "they're a dark people with a gift for suffering way past their deserving", about the Irish. I couldn't help but agree with him on this quote.

John Steinbeck, who be the Derk People?  Is it the HSE or the suffering?
Manure Curly Tops Carrot’ will explain the Dark side of the dark people who inflict suffering way past OUR deserving.

‘Barney McKenna - I wish I had someone to love me

Christy Moore – Natives

"For all of our languages, we can't communicate"

This is for the education of the Minister for Health and the DG of the HSE, it clearly is needed in spades.

Emphasis is on the spade or the shovel digging for this.

(shovel is drawn here and a spade for comparison)

Fake news
by Manure Curley Carrot-Top:
the Irish meaning of:
  10th Anniversary of the adoption of CRPD: 2006 to 2016

  The Convention follows decades of work by the United Nations to change attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities. It takes to a new height the movement from viewing persons with disabilities as “objects”  of charity, medical treatment and social protection towards viewing persons with disabilities as “subjects” with rights, who are capable of claiming those rights and making decisions for their lives based on their free and informed consent as well as being active members of society.
The Convention is intended as a human rights instrument with an explicit, social development dimension. It adopts a broad categorization of persons with disabilities and reaffirms that all persons with all types of disabilities must enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms. It clarifies and qualifies how all categories of rights apply to persons with disabilities and identifies areas where adaptations have to be made for persons with disabilities to effectively exercise their rights and areas where their rights have been violated, and where protection of rights must be reinforced.


Down with that carrot says the Minister with ‘special’ responsibility for those (in Ireland) with a disability.

E.g. In other words, plain (Irish) speak “Fuck THAT!”

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
All adults have the right to be safe and to live a life free from abuse.  All persons are entitled to this right, regardless of their circumstances. It is the responsibility of all service providers, statutory and non-statutory, to ensure that, service users are treated with respect and dignity, have their welfare promoted and receive support in an environment in which every effort is made to promote welfare and to prevent abuse.” ‘Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse – National Policy and Procedures’.
In December 2014, the HSE launched its safeguarding policy for older persons or persons with a disability that, as a result of physical or intellectual impairment, may be at risk of abuse.
The “Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse  - National Policy and Procedures”, which applies to all HSE and HSE funded services, outlines a number of principles to promote the welfare of vulnerable people and safeguard them from abuse.  These include a requirement that all services must have a publicly declared “No Tolerance” approach to any form of abuse and must promote a culture which supports this ethos.

 Down with that carrot says: 
(HSE logo here)

(HSE Logo
The Director General of the HSE and Mr.Pat Healy

In other words, plain (Irish) speak “Fuck THAT!”  add HSE Logo here please!
“A Strategy for Equality”
“We, as people with disabilities, are shouldering our responsibility to ensure that disabled people are “included” as full citizens in Ireland. It is now time that everyone else joins this process, so that we can all live and participate together as equal members of society”.
This Report is an equality strategy which will, if implemented, set about removing the barriers which stand in the way of people with disabilities who want to live full and fulfilled lives. It will also benefit greatly the parents and carers of people with disabilities. The Commission’s strategy involves legislative solutions, proposals for new policy initiatives and new structures for delivery of equality services within a framework of rights, not charity. The Commission has developed a model of service which places the user of those services at the centre of the process of service delivery, from the planning stage right through to implementation.
So says my friend Paddy Doyle on his website

In other words, plain (Irish) speak “Fuck THAT!”  consider a HSE logo here too please.


Social Care

(the reality of “sunny side up)?”

The Social Care Division was established to support ongoing service requirements of older people and people with disabilities. It is a fundamental step in moving forward with the design and implementation of models of care across both these Care Groups to support and maintain people to live at home or in their own community and to promote their independence and lifestyle choice in as far as possible.
National Director Social Care:  Pat Healy
Ph: 01 635 2308 
Email:             socialcare@hse.ie
Social Care encompases

In other words, plain (Irish) speak “Fuck THAT!” Logo of the HSE may be added here.