Offaly Girl's 29 Month Wait Triggers Calls For Fast-Tracked Orthopaedic Surgeries

The services are being described as "inadequate". 

An Offaly child has had to wait 29 months for important orthopaedic surgery. 

Birr councillor Peter Ormond says the girl, who lives in his area, had her operation postponed numerous times and describes services as inadequate. 

He's calling on the Minister for Health to fast track orthopaedic surgery for children and teenagers with spina bifida, hydrocephalus and scoliosis. 

The Fianna Fáil rep says he welcomes the recent injection of €19 million into children's orthopaedic care, but says it's important that affected children will get their surgery within four months. 


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