Surprise, surprise - the government has lied to cystic fibrosis patients again.
The promised isolation unit in St, Vincent's will now not become a reality until 2011A good friend of mine, who has CF, has been campaigning on this issue for years - even after the death of his sister, from the same disease.at the earliest
This is another example of the disgusting nature of our government and health service. The senseless deaths of young Irish people mean nothing to them.
HSE postpones promised new cystic fibrosis patients' facility - The Irish Times - Fri, Mar 27, 2009The lack of isolation facilities at the hospital for CF patients was condemned in a 2005 report by UK consultant Dr Ronnie Pollock. It said the lack of segregation and isolation for CF patients was dangerous and there was a risk patients who picked up infections would sue. It noted that Ireland has the highest incidence of CF of all European countries and there were “also strong indications that outcomes in Ireland are worse”.