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Findings of the first ever audit of Parkinson’s disease care in Ireland have now been published

11 Apr 2024

Today, on World Parkinson’s day (Thursday 11th April), the first ever national audit of Parkinson’s disease (PD) care in Ireland has been published by the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation. It shows areas of good practice, along with many areas for improvement in specialist PD care.

The aim of this audit is to provide information on how well Movement Disorder services in Ireland are delivering timely, responsive and patient centred multi-disciplinary care to patients who have Parkinson’s disease. Eleven clinics across Ireland that provide Parkinson’s disease care were involved in the audit, with patient cases assessed to examine the type of care provided to those who have Parkinson’s disease.


The report is linked here

National news content linked to this audit includes:

The Irish Times

Morning Ireland (RTÉ)

RTÉ - Television News

Irish Medical Times

Official Report Launch 

We also present a video of the virtual launch of the report.

The launch was chaired by Prof. Suzanne Timmons, Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation. 






Supporting the launch, we had talks from Prof. Graham Hughes, Prof. David Bradley, Parkinson's Ireland CEO Shane O Brien, and Parkinson's advocate, Naomi Gleeson.

The key findings from the audit were then presented by Lecturer, Mapping Parkinson's Project Manager and Audit Coordinator, Dr. Emma O Shea.

Pictured: Prof. Suzanne Timmons and Dr. Emma O'Shea.




Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation

School of Medicine, UCC The Bungalow, Block 13, St. Finbarr's Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork, Republic of Ireland.