Following the Film Night last Friday, today was Wednesday Afternoon out in town time.


A friend of Pádraig’s came along for good company and to help with transport. It was the first time since the accident that Pádraig had a stroll in Stephen’s Green and a look at the shops in Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. It was really lovely. – The plan is to repeat this every Wednesday (another friend of Pádraig’s has volunteered for that – but, the more the merrier:).

We also had another one of the meetings with the HSE (Pat attended that) with loads of people present.

In the morning, I attended my first meeting with the NAI discussing the draft implementation plan of the Neuro Rehab Strategy 2011-2015. The overall view of this was pretty abysmal – nothing really new and very many essential details missing (like dates and a budget and the most basic data).

I’ll be off to Berlin tomorrow too early in the morning for a two-day event organised by the Hannelore Kohl Stiftung on ‘After-Care’ – basically about what is being done or should be done after persons with brain injuries are discharged from acute care. Back Friday night.