Many health professionals do not regularly see polio survivors in their practices. As a result, and given the eradication of the disease, there are many issues that impact on those who have had polio, that health professionals may not be aware of.
If you have a polio survivor as a patient, we would be happy to furnish you with a hard copy of our ‘Blue Book’ – also known as ‘Post Polio Syndrome – Management and Treatment in Primary Care’.
It is also available here on this website.
This leaflet gives an shorter overview of these conditions, with some practical information on management and intervention.
Additionally we have leaflets and other information, including our ‘Medical Alert Card’ which we encourage our members to carry.
You can visit our publications page for some of the patient information leaflets.
If you have any specific queries that aren’t answered in our publication or on our website, please don’t hesitate to contact our Service Coordinators who may be able to assist you, or direct you for further expert information. Call Kerrie or Ciara on 01 889 89 20.