UPDATE LOCKDOWN 3

The update for Lockdown 3 is that Primary surgeries – Lip & Palate – are going ahead as they did for previous lockdowns. Bonegraphs had almost caught up from the previous lockdowns. They are on hold but will be scheduled asap after the current lockdown. Adult surgeries are on hold. Face to face clinics are also on hold but a plan is being worked on to ‘catch up’ as soon as possible after lockdown. Cleft staff are still working and are still contactable. Please make contact with them if you have any worries or concerns, From experience we know how much emotional energy goes into appointments and moreso surgeries. The team are working hard to keep us and themselves safe so that we can all of us hit the ground running when we get the okay.

Bottles & BREXIT Update

Bottles & Teats have arrived.  The first batches are packed and ready to send to maternity hospitals.  You can see we are using An Post’s distinctive delivery boxes so that the bottles will be easily identifiable plus the boxes are a good size to store on a busy ward. 

At 9:52 on Christmas Eve we still do not have clarity on BREXIT plus COVID has meant no deliveries from UK anyway.  If it were not for the generousity of families fundraising for CLAPAI, it would not have been possible for us to secure the bottles.  A heartfelt thanks to you.  Thank you also to the Transition Year Students of Loreto Abbey Dalkey who did a massive job assembling the bottles and then packing bottles & teats into bags.  258 starter packs created out of 500+ bottles & 1,000+ teats.  Go raibh mile maith agaibh. 

Keep watching this site for updated bottle arrangements. Hospitals should email info@cleft.ie for delivery information. 

Bottles & BREXIT

CLAPAI will be receiving a delivery of 500 bottles on 16th December 2020.  It is planned to make Cleft Bottle Contingency packs available to maternity hospitals. Email info@cleft.ie for further information. 

AGM 2020 – Thurs 10th Dec 2020, 8pm

Please register now to help things run as smoothly as possible on Thursday
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Guest Speakers Laura Duggan, Cleft Co-Ordinator Dublin Cleft Centre,
and Dr Triona Sweeney, Director & Founder of Speech at Home

The formal AGM will take place between 8:00 to 8:15

Update from the committee 8:15 

  • Bottles & BREXIT
  • Future Zoom events
  • Family Day 2021
  • Work Plan 2021
  • Questions

Guest Speakers  8:30

Meeting End 9:00 

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