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Lack of clarity on chemo scare is not good enough

Published 17/10/2015 | 02:30

In a mass communication age, it reflects very poorly that anxious relatives of patients should have to contact news outlets to attempt to soothe their fears about their situation
In a mass communication age, it reflects very poorly that anxious relatives of patients should have to contact news outlets to attempt to soothe their fears about their situation

In crisis management, experts will tell you, the secret is not to get concerned about good versus bad, but to focus on preventing the bad from getting worse.

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Yesterday, we learned from a radio show, and from Independent.ie, that 200 cancer patients in at least 13 public hospitals have been told to have medical checks over concerns their chemotherapy treatment may have been contaminated.

In a mass communication age, it reflects very poorly that anxious relatives of patients should have to contact news outlets to attempt to soothe their fears about their situation.

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