Libre Campaign

Libre-Campaign

LEINSTER HOUSE, DUBLIN, 18TH APRIL 2018, @11.30AM

DIABETES LIBRE4ALL RALLY

We want the Freestyle Libre to be available based on clinical need at the consultant’s discretion. Remove the age barrier.

Davina Lyon, Grainne Flynn and Liz Murphy invite members of the diabetes community to join us at the

Diabetes Libre4All Rally
Wednesday 18th April 2018
Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
11:30am

On January 19th the HSE announced its reimburse scheme for the Freestyle Libre Glucose Monitor for children and young adults aged between ages 4 and 21 years, leaving 17,000 thousand adults with type 1 diabetes denied access to this life changing diabetes device.

We are demonstrating that this is not acceptable.

We ask you to join us on a short walk from Leinster House to the Department of Health Offices, Hawkins Street where we will hand over a petition, signed by over 17,000 people, calling on the HSE and Minister for Health, Simon Harris to make the Freestyle Libre glucose monitor available to all people with diabetes based on clinical need and remove the age barrier.

Event details: 
  • 11:30am Meet outside Leinster House
  • To be joined by our TDs and Senators as well as members of the press
  • 12 noon/12:30pm Walk to Hawkins House to hand over the petition

we have created an event for 18th april on facebook on Diabetes T One

Here is the link to add a campaign  Frame to your facebook profile picture to support the campaign

An interview that Liz Murphy did with RTE1 Radio Morning Ireland on 30/03/2018.

Not just us who are over 21 with T1 are unhappy about this, you also hear from Dr Anna Clarke from Diabetes Ireland and also Prof Chris Thompson of Beaumont Hospital.

We are going to the Dail on the 18th April to present a petition with 17000 signatures and also to the Ministry of Health on Hawkins St, to present the petition to Staff there as the Minister of Health is busy on that day.

Have a listen if you wish to hear more about this campaign.

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