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Waiting lists for colonoscopy is a scandal – Ó Caoláin

23 April, 2009 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, commenting on the HSE report on Colonoscopy waiting lists said:

"It is a scandal that huge numbers of patients are waiting for periods of three months up to two years or more for colonoscopy, a straight forward but potentially life saving test.

"The Minister for Health Mary Harney and her Government colleagues should hang their heads in shame. They have learned nothing from the tragic death of Susie Long whose life may well have been saved had she received a vital test for cancer in time.

"The cuts now being imposed in our public health service can only make this situation worse." ENDS

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