Nov 9, 2021

Chronic Pain Ireland launches new Information Leaflet

Our mission is to provide relevant information and support to all living with chronic pain and their families.  During the pandemic calls to Chronic Pain Ireland’s support line grew by 300%.  This was largely attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns, impacting on patients as procedures and treatments fell to 26% of pre-COVID levels, meaning many people suffering from chronic pain did not have access to the services they required. Many found it increasingly difficult to manage and cope with their pain.   

35.5% of adults in Ireland suffer with chronic pain, according to a study conducted by researchers from the School of Psychology & Centre of Pain Research, NUIG Galway1. This equates to 2 in 5 people suffering from chronic pain across the country.

The critical need for support and information for patients is evident with many remaining unaware of the support services provided by Chronic Pain Ireland.  The distribution of leaflets into GP surgeries, clinics and elsewhere will help raise awareness of the supports and services of Chronic Pain Ireland.

This information leaflet was produced with the financial support from Accord Healthcare Ireland.  Speaking on the partnership Martina Phelan, Chairperson of Chronic Pain Ireland (CPI) said: “CPI are delighted with the support from Accord Healthcare Ireland. This support enables us to fulfil our mission of creating greater awareness of Chronic Pain and to provide relevant information and support for those living with the condition, for their families and friends.”

If you would like to avail of leaflets for display in surgery / clinic contact [email protected]

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