As a result of the Covid-19 emergency, all Epilepsy Ireland offices around the country are closed to the public and our community-based services have been adapted. However, all of our staff are currently working from home and we want all our members,supporters & service users to know that we are still here for you.
In fact, our locations have actually increased from 10 to 25 as result of COVID19, albeit now mainly based on kitchen tables dotted across the country!
Community Resource Officers
Our Community Resources Officers are available by phone, email and by via video call on request. Throughout the pandemic, we have adapted our service for online delivery. For example, we have held a number of regional online support group meetings; conducted school talks and met virtually with newly diagnosed people with epilepsy - amongst much more.
For details of your local Community Resource Officer, click here.
Administration of Buccal Midazolam demonstrations for Parents/Carers
Our Community Resource Officers are also delivering online demonstrations on the administration of Buccal Midazolam for parents/carers & family members of people with epilepsy who may be prescribed the rescue medication.
Please get in touch with your local Community Resource Officer to arrange a demonstration by clicking here.
Epilepsy Awareness & the Administration of Buccal Midazolam for Professionals
Our training in “Epilepsy Awareness & the Administration of Buccal Midazolam” is available online. This is a one-day programme for health/allied health professionals who may need certification or refresher training in administering the emergency medication Buccal Midazolam. This has become one of our most vital services at Epilepsy Ireland over the years, training over 2,000 caregivers a year on epilepsy and the safe administration of midazolam.
To request further details, please contact our Training Manager Paul Sharkey at firstname.lastname@example.org.