A meeting of the Northern Ireland Facial Palsy Network has been arranged for Sat 16th Feb 2019 at 2 pm, at Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church, 374-378 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3HX. It will be in church halls and there will be posters to direct people. It is fully wheelchair accessible and tea and coffee will be available. This first meetup is simply to listen and support and if it goes well group leader Janet will work with the charity and put a more formal structure together.
Further information about the network
Join the Northern Ireland network in order to meet others with facial palsy and gain mutual support. Janet who founded the network has been lobbying medical professionals and government for better treatment for people with facial palsy in Northern Ireland since 2016. The first campaign meeting was held in Belfast in February 2018, present were politicians, eye surgeons, plastic surgeons, ENT, physio and most importantly patients. Future meetings are planned.
The easiest way to keep updated is to join the Northern Ireland Network Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fpukni/
The Facebook group is a place for you to interact with other members of your local support group/network, share stories, photos and discuss any aspect of facial palsy. Health professionals may be in this group but they are unable to offer specific medical advice. There may also be government officials or other people who are helping with the campaign for services. It is important they know the struggles people face so they can push for change.
Whatever the cause of your facial palsy, if you live in Northern Ireland, please join this group to ensure your voice is heard.
Email: Northern Ireland network enquiry
Last reviewed: 18-01-2019 || Next review due: 18-02-2019