Meath schoolboy, James Morgan celebrated his ninth birthday late last year. As well as welcoming a new year, James and his mum Karen welcomed a new national health development that is particularly significant for them both – the launch of the new National Genetics and Genomics Strategy.
Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) and its interdisciplinary Chronic Pancreatitis team recently showcased an innovative mobile phone app, termed the SmartCP app that empowers patients to take control of their Chronic Pancreatitis and will improve communication with the Hospital team.
“The help has been incredible and it’s done with good humour and friendliness” – Tony Barry from Ennis, Co Clare, expresses his gratitude to the caring support he continues to receive for his wife Terri.
“She gave me hope that there’s a whole life ahead of me,” – Cian Caball, 42, from Limerick City, on the support he received after his stroke last year.
“You have someone to talk and you have no idea how invaluable that is. They were compassionate, respectful, kind, sympathetic, empathetic” – Ray Dunford speaking about the HSE team based in the Barrack View Primary Care Centre, Limerick.
“It’s improved my confidence and it’s made me like myself more now than I did before I came into the Dulick Centre” – Peter Kavanagh, service user, speaking about the Dulick Centre in Ennis, Co Clare.