The CF Advocates support people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families in whatever way they can. Whether you need advice on your rights and entitlements, are looking for practical information about living with CF, or just need a chat, they are there to help.
This booklet is intended as a guide for parents whose child or children have been recently diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). It contains information about CF and coming to terms with a new diagnosis. It also includes information on how CF affects the body and what treatments are available, and provides answers to some questions other parents have asked.
This booklet outlines the most relevant State supports for new parents of a child diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, which you may be eligible to apply for depending on your means and circumstances.
It includes details on the Domiciliary Care Allowance, the Carer's Allowance and information on how your child will get access to the necessary CF medications.
Cystic Fibrosis Care is an information sheet for new parents to help explain what care a child with Cystic Fibrosis will receive. It is one of a series of information sheets that forms part of the new parent pack.
The roles of the individual Cystic Fibrosis team members are outlined and an overview of Cystic Fibrosis care centres is provided, along with what you should expect to happen at clinic appointments and annual assessments.
Good nutrition plays an important role in your child's overall wellbeing. This information sheet will explain your child's special nutritional requirements and what is needed to ensure your baby grows well and gains weight.