Minister for Health, Simon Harris

Children with arthritis are fed up waiting in pain. 688 is the number of children waiting to see a consultant paediatric rheumatologist for the treatment of childhood arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). This is a national health crisis, so enough is enough. During the month of May, Arthritis Ireland is calling for the urgent appointment of a Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist to be appointed at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin to help ease the huge burden on overstretched services. Children on waiting lists are not just waiting in pain; they’re also at risk of permanent, irreversible joint damage that can impact on their ability to live a normal life.

We are asking the public to help us put an end to Waiting in Pain. Help us by signing our petition.

We, the undersigned, call on Simon Harrris, Minister for Health, to urgently appoint a third paediatric rheumatologist to help ease the severe waiting lists for children with arthritis.

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