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Mapping Parkinson's Disease Needs and Services in Ireland
A new research study aims to investigate the prevalence of Parkinson's disease, and also to map out service availability for people with Parkinson's across Ireland.
A new research study aims to investigate the prevalence of Parkinson's disease, and also to map out service availability for people with Parkinson's across Ireland. Another important aim of this project is to explore the unmet service needs of people with Parkinson's across the Republic of Ireland, as well as preferences for service provision. Together this will provide vital information for important decision-makers in the HSE and Department of Health, to inform service delivery and planning.
This research project was made possible through the generous bequest of Mr Patrick Quinn, co-funded by the Health Research Board (PQA 2019-2020), and is led by principal investigator Dr Suzanne Timmons, who is a Consultant Geriatrician and senior lecturer at University College Cork. Dr Timmons says "this research will help us understand how we can improve services, to support people with Parkinson's in Ireland to live healthier and better quality lives".
Further information on this research is available from Emma O'Shea, Post Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Gerontology & Rehabilitation