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NAS and Patient Advocacy Service Publish Annual Report 2020

 Read the Annual Report 2020 (Click on Link) Read the Easy-to-Read Version (Click on Link) The National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities (NAS) and the Patient Advocacy Service have today launched their 2020 Annual Report.  The Annual Report presents the key activities, statistics and achievements of both Services during a challenging year that was … Continued

December 9, 2021 Read More

New Reports Urge Health and Social Care Services to Learn from People’s Negative Covid-19 Experiences

Many people using health and social care services in Ireland, including public acute hospitals, community services and nursing homes, have dealt with traumatising experiences due to the restrictions and disruptions caused by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Given the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 virus, it is crucial that health and social care services … Continued

December 2, 2021 Read More

New ‘Advocacy Matters’ Reports Reveal Devastating Impact of Covid-19 on People with Disabilities

People with disabilities have been among the worst affected groups in Irish society by the Covid-19 pandemic. They have faced traumatising and life changing experiences, including isolation, anxiety and depression, and their views about their own lives have often been overlooked by the Services looking after their care. These are among the key findings of … Continued

October 20, 2021 Read More

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

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

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 0818 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

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

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

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