Cystic Fibrosis unit to be opened today by Taoiseach

Cystic Fibrosis unit to be opened today by Taoiseach

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.”


More in this Section

Boy, 15, stabbed during assault in DublinBoy, 15, stabbed during assault in Dublin

Teenage boy dies in Dublin crashTeenage boy dies in Dublin crash

'They were crying with us': #BraveLikeEmmeline appeal sees over €250k donated to children's hospitals'They were crying with us': #BraveLikeEmmeline appeal sees over €250k donated to children's hospitals

Thousands expected to join rally against violence in Drogheda todayThousands expected to join rally against violence in Drogheda today


Lifestyle

Food news with Joe McNameeThe Menu: Upcoming food highlights

THE health properties of tea have long been advertised. “It maketh the body active and lusty” a 1660 promotion suggested. However, before you dunk your teabag into a mug of steaming water, spare a thought for the environment. Some have polypropylene to help to seal them and it doesn’t decompose.Storm in a teacup: Top 8 loose-leaf teas

Bestselling author Isabel Allende talks to Rowena Walsh about life, grief, and why it’s never too late to fall in loveIsabel Allende: It's never too late to fall in love

Cliffs of Moher Retreat owner Michelle Moroney has written a book on finding self-worth and stepping back from our 24/7 lives. She talks to Marjorie Brennan about the need to unwindMichelle Moroney highlights the need to take stock of our lives

More From The Irish Examiner