Skip to main content
Latest updates on Covid-19 from the National Advocacy Service
News

Ombudsman report recognises importance of Advocacy support for younger people in nursing homes

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities (NAS) welcomes the findings of the ‘Wasted Lives’ report published today (Wednesday 05 May, 2021) by the Ombudsman, calling for a better future for younger people living in nursing homes in Ireland. NAS, which is funded by the Citizens Information Board, provides free, independent and confidential representative … Continued


May 5, 2021 Read More
News

NAS launches Annual Report 2019

The full NAS Annual Report 2019 is available to read HERE. The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities (NAS) today launched its 2019 Annual Report.The report shows that housing and accommodation remain the biggest issues its advocates worked on when providing support for people with disabilities in Ireland. The NAS Annual Report says that … Continued


December 18, 2020 Read More
News

Coronavirus update

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities has taken steps to respond to the current crisis. We will continue to provide contacts for clients and other parties via our national phone line on 0761 07 3000 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Email will continue to be operational. Based on Government advice we will … Continued


March 12, 2020 Read More
News

Minister for Health Simon Harris launches our new Patient Advocacy Service

Minister for Health Simon Harris has launched the new Patient Advocacy Service, aimed at supporting patients who wish to make a complaint about care received in a public hospital. The new service offers a confidential helpline with experienced patient advocates on hand to provide information and support to patients who want to make a formal … Continued


November 14, 2019 Read More
News

NAS Launches its Annual Report 2018

On Tuesday 10th September NAS launched its Annual Report 2018, at the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. The launch 2018 celebrated a significant year of growth for NAS, as the number of people who used the NAS service increased, NAS launched its first strategic plan and was awarded a Department of Health contract to … Continued


September 16, 2019 Read More
News

Minister Regina Doherty to launch NAS Annual Report 2018 on 10th September

  The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities (NAS) will launch its Annual Report 2018 at the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on 10th September 2019. 2018 was a milestone year for NAS, as we launched our first Strategic Plan, continued to grow the footprint of the service and increase the number of … Continued


August 1, 2019 Read More
News

NAS to provide a new Patient Advocacy Service at the end of 2019

The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities (NAS) is delighted to announce that it will provide a new, free and independent advocacy services for patients from the end of 2019. In November 2018, NAS made a submission to a public call to tender by the Department of Health to provide the new Patient Advocacy … Continued


May 23, 2019 Read More
News

NAS awarded contract for the Independent Patient Safety Advocacy Service

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, T.D. has announced the awarding of the contract for a new independent Patient Safety Advocacy Service to the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities. This service will support those wishing to make a complaint about their experience of the public health service; and provide support to patients who … Continued


December 21, 2018 Read More
News

Shining a light on how inaccessible “accessibility” is at the launch of the NAS Annual Report and Strategic Plan 2018-2021

Minister for Social Protection and Employment Affairs, Regina Doherty today launched the Annual Report 2017 and Strategic Plan 2018-2021 of the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities (NAS). NAS is funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board, and provides a free, independent and confidential advocacy support service to people with disabilities across Ireland. … Continued


December 13, 2018 Read More