The West

Outspoken Catholic Priest Father Bob Maguire is bedridden in hospital after being struck down with CIDP, a rare neuromuscular disease.

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a form of nerve disease or peripheral neuropathy.

Some patients experience numbness which spreads and becomes more intense over days to weeks. Other patients develop weakness which also progresses.

In some cases the weakness can be so severe as to require hospitalisation. The key feature is that the neurologic symptoms progresses over days to weeks.

The priest's limbs have gradually weakened over the past 12 months, with his legs the first to be attacked.

The condition only affects around five hundred Australians every year.

For more information on how to donate go to:

Father Bob's Foundation

The Blood Bank

Latest News From The West

Almost half of Perth’s traffic lights will have been recalibrated by the end of the year after the success of modelling software that saved peak-hour motorists up to seven minutes on their daily …

Perth’s Anglican Archbishop Roger Herft has said he cannot recall being told a senior Church figure in NSW was abusing children, even though documents suggest he raised concerns with the priest at …

Popular videos

Our Picks

Follow Us

More from The West