IrSPEN (Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism):
September 12, 2022.
And copied to the following Ministers / Spokespeople / Leaders or Deputies:
Michael McGrath, Stephen Donnelly, Anne Rabbitte, Mary Butler, Michael Martin, Leo Varadkar, Eamon Ryan, Neasa Hourigan, David Cullinane, Mary Lou McDonald, Ivana Bacik, Duncan Smith, Brid Smith and Rosin Shortall.
Dear Minister Donohoe,
In this submission, the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) focuses on two recommendations for budget 2023. These are to:
- Establish Ireland’s first dedicated inpatient specialist Intestinal Failure (IF) unit at St. James’s Hospital to provide care for a complex and high needs cohort of patients who face unacceptably high morbidity and mortality risks. Funding required in 2023 is €6m.
- Address major gaps in nutritional care within cancer care. Funding required in 2023 is €1.7m.
Please contact me on behalf of IrSPEN to clarify any aspect, or for further information.
Ronan Cavanagh, Communications Consultant, MPRII
(086) 317 9731