Patch Us Back Up -Versatis Campaign

Join us in conjunction with Sinn Fein Ireland in local shopping centres where we will ask members of the General Public to support our campaign by signing postcards asking Minister Simon Harris to reinstate Versatis Patches for all.

Join us on May 30th, At The Dail from 1.30 pm Where we will be part of a peaceful Protest to reinstate Versatis for All. We will be representing Cork Fibromyalgia & Patch Us Back Up, by attending a meeting with The Health Committee & hopeful Simon Harris will be in a position to attend.

We sincerely Thank Jonathon O’Brien, Sinn Fein Cork, as well as many more Sinn Fein Councillors & T.Ds who have helped & supported us so much.

Jonathon arranged a public meeting in February for Us, to discuss Versatis issues, & instantly came on board to help & support us with Patch Us Back Up.

We are honoured to be Part of Patch Us Back Up, & are thankful to be involved with such passionate people fighting alongside them for people living with Chronic Pain.

Helen, Kathleen, Mary & Regina are members of Patch Us Back Up Admin Team, & representing Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain patients in our Group as well as all over Ireland.  We thank Alma, Barbara, Jennifer, Anna, Jane, Seamus & Jack for their help & friendship over the last few months.  It is fantastic to be working & part of a team as passionate as us fighting for people living with Chronic Pain.  It is an honour to be part of this Campaign, and is now our main Project for Cork Fibromyalgia for 2018.


Welcome to all new members. On March 1st we are asking you all to send Thank You cards, letters as well as emails and tweets to Minister Simon Harris and Professor Michael Barry.

If you can, please include a wooden spoon or even a medicine spoon and a band aid. Remember to include the following terms “DIRE STRAITS” and “PATCH US BACK UP” .

Use only BROWN or WHITE envelopes. You can also email, tweet, telephone or write to your local TDs and representatives. Ask them to raise the issue as a Parliamentary Question.

Your family and friends can also do all of this.

  • Here’s all the details and relevant addresses
    • Minister for Health, Simon Harris, Leinster House,Kildare Street ,Dublin 2
    • Professor Michael Barry, NCPE, Old Stone Building, Trinity Centre for Health Services ,St James’s Hospital Dublin 8.
To Contact, Houses of the Oireachtas Tel: +353 (0)1 6183000 or 076 1001700.
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  • Contacting another Member:
    • To contact a member of the Houses of the Oireachtas email them at “”
Thank you all for the support. Spread the word. Admin Team Patch Us Back Up