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Sunday 13 July 2014

'Cattle would be treated better', says CF sufferer

Published 03/12/2012|05:00

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A 21-YEAR-OLD cystic fibrosis (CF) sufferer has said she is too frightened to go to hospital in case she picks up an infection – even though she knows she needs treatment.

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Shaunagh Morrissey, from Cashel, Co Tipperary, underwent a liver transplant in August and currently has a chest infection. However, she is refusing to go to St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin because all the CF beds are full and she does not want to be treated in a mixed ward where she runs the risk of contracting an infection.

"The cattle in the field would be treated better," she said.

A €22m unit comprised of 100 single bedrooms opened at the hospital in the summer with a minimum of 20 beds reserved for CF patients. However, these are currently full.

Irish Independent

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