Wednesday 28 June 2017

Sam Smyth: Send in clowns as CF patients let down again

Sam Smyth

IF you suffer from cystic fibrosis, you might welcome the newly minted Fine Gael-Labour Party coalition with a bitter joke: same circus, different clowns.

And his statement reneging on promises for a new 34-bed national centre to treat the condition would designate Dr James Reilly as Bozo, the world's most famous red-nose joker.

The Health Minister outlined his plans on Tuesday night -- but he will only make 20 beds available in a new unit currently under construction.

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