Northern Ireland Frailty Network launch


The Northern Ireland Frailty Network has been launched by Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer and Robert Ferguson, a Service User and Information Ambassador/Peer Facilitator for Age NI.

Frailty is where someone is less able to cope and recover from accidents, physical illness or other stressful events.

Speaking at the launch, Robert told the audience of his personal experience of living with frailty and gave his wholehearted support for the NI Frailty Network. Robert is confident that through good service user involvement we can work together to improve the lives of people who are frail. 

The Network has been established using Transformation funding secured through the Department of Health and will bring together a wide range of people and organisations all with a part to play in caring for our population living with frailty, as well as having a strong focus on prevention. 

 Anyone wishing to join the NI Frailty Network can do so by emailing