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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 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

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

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

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

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

Barely Getting By – Citizens Information Board Highlights Citizens’ Concerns ahead of Budget 2019

Over one million queries inform Citizens Information Board pre-budget submission. Citizens Information Board-funded delivery services dealt with over one million queries and assisted over 700,000 callers to access a wide range of social, public and financial services in 2017. Drawing from those experiences, the ‘Barely Getting By’ pre-budget submission highlights how a targeted approach by … Continued

September 12, 2018 Read More