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Shannon Cllr Says Govt Failing Children With Scoliosis And Spina Bifida


A Shannon councillor insists time is running out for many children to get vital surgery due to Government inaction. It comes as Sinn Féin has tabled a motion in the Dáil calling for urgent action to tackle the problem of growing waiting lists for children with scoliosis and spina bifida. Former Health Minister Simon Harris promised in 2017 that waiting lists for scoliosis surgery wouldn't exceed four months but there are currently over 2,400 children nationwide awaiting orthapaedic surgery for six months or longer. Cathaoirleach of the Shannon Municipal District and Sinn Féin Councillor Donna McGettigan says when you have scoliosis or spinda bifida, the time to get surgery is now.


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 February 21, 2024  4m