Decision To Cut Allowance For Women Who Have Had Mastectomies Reversed

LARCC Cancer Support Service in Westmeath is welcoming the decision.

A decision to cut the allowance for women who have undergone a mastectomy has been reversed.

Women were going to only be provided with enough for one specialised bra per year, but will now revert to the original funding.

The announcement made by the HSE that funding to women who has undergone a mastectomy was to be cut was not sanctioned. 

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly today confirmed this, and funding has been restored to provide women with two specialised bras and one swimming prosthesis per year.

Minister of State with Responsibility for Physical Education, Thomas Byrne, said on behalf of the Health Minister that this was not agreed by Government:

Trisha McGrath, the Breast Care Advisor for LARCC in Multyfarnham, says they are delighted to be able to reassure patients with the news:

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