Don’t cut Tallaght’s Long Covid Clinic


I am delighted to hear that our campaign to save Tallaght's Long Covid Clinic has been successful.

A few weeks ago I was informed the Clinic had been told its funding would run out at the end of February, and there was no new funding planned. I worked with others to highlight this and raised it with the Tanaiste in the Dail.

Now we have got word that ongoing funding is being promised. I will be keeping up the pressure to ensure this promised funding is delivered. We need investment in Long Covid clinics right across the country, as thousands of people who recover from acute Covid are discovering they have long term symptoms and need ongoing treatment.



When Pete Brennan caught Covid last Christmas he was admitted to Tallaght Hospital, ending up in ICU and in a coma for three months. His family were told to ‘prepare for the worst’, but with the help of the hospital he managed to defy all the odds and get through. Sadly, like thousands of others he is still suffering from Long Covid symptoms months later, and needs regular support and help which he and many others get at the Tallaght University Hospital Long Covid clinic.

Now this clinic faces the threat of closure. It has no funding beyond February 2022. But Pete is fighting back, and campaigning together with Paul Murphy TD to save Tallaght’s Long Covid Clinic and secure more investment in Long Covid care across the country.

Please take a second to sign this petition, to protect this important service and all of those who may require it.

We the undersigned call on Minister Donnelly to

  • Provide the funding to keep Tallaght University Hospital Long Covid Clinic open,
  • Invest in expanding a nationwide network of Long Covid clinics now, to ensure we have the capacity and expertise to deal with this growing challenge

Who's signing

Maeve Kane
Elaine Boyd
Anita Fitzsimons
Leone Pierce
Eoin McGinley
Brigid Warburton
McNulty Thomas
Daly Kathy
Jeannette Brophy
Niall O Doherty
Helen Cashell
Hannah Fitzgerald
Rita O Keeffe
Ann Byrne
Yolanda Healy
Kay Keane
Mary Morrin
Angela Doyle
J O'Sullivan
Sinead Shortt
Hamilton Elizabeth
Kieran Glennon
Genevieve Donohoe
Stephen Kennedy
72 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Maeve Kane
    signed 2021-12-29 22:40:47 +0000
  • Elaine Boyd
    signed 2021-12-13 17:07:02 +0000
  • Anita Fitzsimons
    signed 2021-12-13 15:00:43 +0000
  • Leone Pierce
    signed 2021-12-13 00:02:30 +0000
  • alice kelly
    signed 2021-12-12 08:41:37 +0000
  • Eoin McGinley
    signed 2021-12-12 00:46:16 +0000
  • Brigid Warburton
    signed 2021-12-11 22:32:26 +0000
  • McNulty Thomas
    signed 2021-12-10 21:37:23 +0000
  • Brendan Jewell
    signed 2021-12-10 17:29:05 +0000
    This clinic carries out the only support for long term Covid 19. A disgrace o close it now.
  • Karen O Neill
    signed 2021-12-10 13:26:28 +0000
  • Joan Quirke
    signed 2021-12-10 09:50:03 +0000
  • Daly Kathy
    signed 2021-12-10 09:12:51 +0000
  • Jeannette Brophy
    signed 2021-12-10 08:53:46 +0000
  • Niall O Doherty
    signed 2021-12-10 08:47:30 +0000
    Government are a disgrace. They have been a shambles surrounding this pandemic
  • Helen Cashell
    signed 2021-12-10 04:29:57 +0000
  • Hannah Fitzgerald
    signed 2021-12-10 01:13:00 +0000
  • Rita O Keeffe
    signed 2021-12-10 00:36:32 +0000
  • Ann Byrne
    signed 2021-12-09 23:49:42 +0000
    Long Covid is a very serious condition and suffers urgently need this medical intervention hence the need for the Clinic to be retained 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
  • Anthony Morris
    signed 2021-12-09 23:39:06 +0000
  • Yolanda Healy
    signed 2021-12-09 23:24:11 +0000
  • Kay Keane
    signed 2021-12-09 22:54:04 +0000
  • Mary Morrin
    signed 2021-12-09 22:39:43 +0000
    This service is essential.
  • Angela Doyle
    signed 2021-12-09 22:12:43 +0000
  • J O'Sullivan
    signed 2021-12-09 22:02:42 +0000
    Long covid clinics need to stay open and there had to be one in every hospital.
  • Sinead Shortt
    signed 2021-12-09 21:40:52 +0000
  • Fiona Boyd
    signed 2021-12-09 19:37:55 +0000
  • Hamilton Elizabeth
    signed 2021-12-09 19:29:35 +0000
  • Kieran Glennon
    signed 2021-12-09 18:31:49 +0000
  • Genevieve Donohoe
    signed 2021-12-09 18:24:46 +0000
  • Stephen Kennedy
    signed 2021-12-09 18:20:19 +0000
    This is an important service. Please keep it going.