Some of you are under the impression that cancer services for Donegal are available in Northern Ireland. They are not. They have not even agreed the design for the new cancer center in Derry, let alone started to build it and most likely never will.
Some people have been organising a car to drive to Galway with cancer patients, but that is not enough as there is a clear need for some buses due to the sheer numbers.
Now someone from Donegal, namely Jacqueline Doherty is trying to organise a bus service from Donegal to Galway and back again for daily cancer care appointments in Galway hospital. She really needs everone's support to fix this problem, which the Irish government is clearly incapable of fixing.
Anyone wishing to donate or assist in this project will find the contact details of the organiser at this weblink.
Donegal Daily » CAN YOU HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR DONEGAL TO GALWAY CANCER PATIENT BUS?
This whole situation has made me really angry.
The fact that people in Donegal are being made to take a 4.5 to 5 hour journey to have cancer treatment when there should be cancer treatment in Letterkenny, is beyond insane in my opinion. If that was any other part of the country, there would be uproar and it would be quickly sorted out.
It is not only this government, but also previous governments who are responsible for this situation. This has dragged on for more than a decade. Sinn Fein are in power in the North and even once ran the NHS in Northern Ireland, yet during there period in charge of healthcare progress on cross border treatment was glacial or more likely farcical as it is now under Poots of the DUP.
To make matters worse those in public health planning in the North West on both sides of the border are dragging this out at there all expenses paid meetings in hotels, even though they have perfectly good meeting rooms in there respective headquarters.
It is clear to me that politicians on this island, north and south are less than useless. They can sort nothing out because firstly they have no incentive to do so and even if they had, would be incapable of sorting anything out anyway.
That is my opinion regarding this situation.
What is your opinion?
Should this situation have been allowed to occur in the first place?
Update, edit: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/healt...rney-1.1321062