The Taoiseach Enda Kenny will officially open the specialised Cystic Fibrosis Respiratory Unit on the grounds of Mayo University Hospital today.
The unit, which is a specialised outpatient unit for children and young people, cost €1.4m of which €800,000 came from charitable funding.
The unit is one of six that has benefited from major charitable funding from Cystic Fibrosis Ireland in the last 5 years.
CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Philip Watt has said it is a breakthrough; “There’s about 1,200 people who have Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland,
“This new centre in Mayo is a real breakthrough, it’s for children and it is the first dedicated CF centre that has opened in Mayo and it will make a real difference to the children in that area.”