Ó Domhnaill Welcomes Area Prescription Programme Roll-Out

Donegal South West Brian Ó Domhnaill has welcomed the launching of a Green Prescription Programme, by the HSE, in Donegal, which is being rolled out in Cloghan as part of an innovative health improvement initiative.

Commenting on the Programme Ó Domhnaill said; “I am delighted that Donegal has been chosen as the pilot site for the Green Prescription Programme Nationally, and that Cloghan is now the first area in the County to host the scheme, with further expansion planned for Raphoe, Castlefin, Stranorlar and Lifford next year.”

“I have long been an advocate of the Green Prescription, which is essentially a health professionals written advise to a client to be physically active in the natural environment as part of the patients health and quality of life management. The programme itself is aimed at preventing and tackling the issue of obesity and to promote health through increased physical activity, reduced stress, increased self esteem and social wellbeing.”

“A green prescription is a proven way of allowing people to improve their health and moreover stay healthy by providing a natural workout in the outdoors.”

“The prescriptions represents a well understood interactive between Doctor & Patient builds on this understanding and sets out realistic exercise goals set jointly between the GP and patient.”

Posted: Oct 13, 2011     |     Categories: Uncategorized