Northern Ireland Holds New Rare Disease Meetings

December 26, 2014

The Northern Ireland Rare Disease Partnership (NIRDP) is hosting a series of public meetings to help shape the future of healthcare here.

The first in a series of meetings will take place on Wednesday, December 17 at Gransha Hospital in Londonderry.

NIRDP is keen to hear from those with conditions such as motor neurone disease (MND), muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, Huntington’s Disease, Vasculitis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Lupus and rare forms of cancer.

In October, Stormont health minister Jim Wells launched a public consultation on the draft Northern Ireland Rare Disease Implementation Plan.

It closes on January 19, 2015. View it here:

Upcoming public meetings:

December 17, 2014:  Old Board Room, Gransha Hospital, Derry: 1pm-4pm

January 6, 2015: Lecture Theatre, Level 2, South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen: 3.30pm-5.30pm

January 8, 2015: Conference Room, Portadown Care and Treatment Centre: 2pm-4pm

January 12, 2015: Whinstone Suite, Antrim Civic Forum: 1pm-4pm

January 13, 2015: Lecture Theatre, Science Block A, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast: 4pm-7pm

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