Keaveney, Cecilia

Friday, 2 July 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 203 Nbr. 14


Order of Business

A few months ago I referred to the fact that when one moved to this jurisdiction from another, some mobile phones companies sent a message welcoming one to Ireland. We managed to get this changed ...More Button

We have focused on the diminishing role rather than the enhancing role alcohol can play in society over the years. I agree with Senator Fitzgerald on the need to maintain a focus on mental health....More Button

We could pick a few topics and be seen by the end of the year to have driven something. We aspired to do that with the alcohol issue but I am not sure how successful we were. We could, however, f...More Button

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Health (Amendment) Bill 2010: Committee and Remaining Stages

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Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010: Committee Stage

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Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010: Report and Final Stages

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Adjournment Matter - Health Services

I thank the Minister, Deputy Gormley, for being here. He might not be the appropriate Minister, but I appreciate his presence.More Button

I am raising the issue around the efforts being made to promote stroke prevention information and awareness, bearing in mind that a couple of years ago the stage was reached
wherein heart attac...More Button

Around 10,000 people will have a stroke in Ireland this year. That is approximately one every 45 minutes. One in every five persons will have a stroke at some time in his or her life. Stroke is ...More Button

Publication of the national cardiovascular health policy 2010-19 in May means historical progress in policy terms. It is recognised as a blueprint for the delivery of truly world class services in...More Button

The State is currently spending at least €500 million on stroke services every year. Eliminating avoidable death and disability does not have to cost more than this. Research commissioned by...More Button

Stroke services are woefully inadequate in large parts of the country and in some places non-existent. For example, it is agreed that the death rate from stroke could be cut by 25% if all patients...More Button

In the acute setting just one in four patients was recorded was having received rehabilitation according to IHF research. Stroke patients should be entitled to a minimum of 45 minutes of required ...More Button

We spend around €500 million euro a year on what are perceived to be grossly inadequate stroke services. Improvements will carry some upfront costs in areas such
as stroke unit and thromb...More Button

In a more general sense, given predictions of a 40% increase by 2020 in heart attack, stroke and other chronic conditions we urgently need to adapt our services and strategies to meet the changing ...More Button

People of all ages need to be made aware of the risk factors for stroke and cardiovascular disease. They are very prevalent among the Irish population. Some 60% of adults over 45 years have high ...More Button

Effective awareness campaigns are needed in stroke prevention as are stroke clinics. I am told that stroke is as preventable now as heart attacks a decade or more ago. Can we afford not to review...More Button

A small investment in this area could give large yields in prevention. There are many rapid response units dealing with heart attack prevention courses. Maybe the Department, along with the Irish...More Button

The Seanad adjourned at 5.35 p.m. until 12 noon on Tuesday, 6 July 2010.More Button