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Irish doctors perform pioneering brain surgery on woman (80) unable to travel


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Agnes Booth, surgery delayed due to coronavirus

Agnes Booth, surgery delayed due to coronavirus

Agnes Booth, surgery delayed due to coronavirus

A group of doctors has stepped up to the plate to ensure an 80-year-old woman did not suffer from being unable to travel to London for urgent surgery.

Agnes Booth, originally from Scotland but living in Co Wicklow with her daughter Sue, suffers from a condition called dystonia, which left untreated causes uncontrollable tremors.

A decade ago she was fitted with a deep brain stimulator (DBS) to control the trembling and give her a better quality of life.