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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# scoliosis

This week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Taoiseach, Health Minister to meet with families impacted by spinal surgery crisis
Stephen Donnelly told the Dáil that he will begin meetings with families and patient advocacy groups on Wednesday.
Patient groups call for immediate publication of review into Crumlin spinal surgeries
The internal review at Crumlin was undertaken after concerns were raised about spinal procedures at Temple Street hospital.
Last week
17th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Donnelly yet to speak to Taoiseach about Temple Street surgery crisis
Donnelly said he would be happy to meet with the families impacted.
Families of surgery patients call for full investigation into spina bifida and scoliosis care
A report by
Valerie Flynn
Two reviews are currently underway into aspects of care at Temple Street children’s hospital.
Varadkar on spinal surgery issues at Temple Street: 'I can't overstate how concerned I am'
HSE launches review after child dies and others suffer serious complications following spinal surgery
This year
'The system is broken': Carlow toddler with scoliosis without therapy due to staffing crisis
A report by
Eimer McAuley
“There is no one for us to pick up the phone to,” Shannon’s mum said.
Mother-of-five Yvonne Proctor speaks to The Journal about her "fight with the system".
Her daughter Shannon was diagnosed with scoliosis after her parents noticed that she was holding her neck to one side.
The Proctor family feels that, despite the huge financial burden, they will now have to go private to get Shannon therapy services.
Donnelly says child scoliosis patients should receive surgery within four months under new plan
Waiting lists for children's surgeries to be tackled by extending operating theatre hours
Teenager's spine curved by over 100 degrees after five years on waiting list for surgery
The investigation determined the administrative actions of Children’s Health Ireland had a “negative impact on Ivy’s life”.
Last year
Children's Health Ireland cites 'pressure on beds' as it postpones three scoliosis surgeries
Some children have been waiting years for the surgery.
Donnelly says child scoliosis patients should receive surgery within four months under new plan
The plan was first discussed by the Health Minister in the Dáil on Tuesday.
Waiting lists for children's surgeries to be tackled by extending operating theatre hours
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said “far too many” children are waiting too long for orthopaedic surgery
All time
Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery
Labour leader Alan Kelly said that most people would forgo “modest tax changes” to ensure children could receive treatment.
'No adverse events' found after review of children affected by scoliosis implant recall
Yesterday, Children’s Health Ireland said it would contact all parents of children affected by the recall.
Parents of children affected by scoliosis spinal rod recall to be contacted by surgeons in next 24 hours
Thirty-one such devices have been placed on the Irish market, sparking concern among many parents.
How Princess Eugenie incorporated a body positive message into her wedding dress
Why she chose her dress (and ditched the veil).
More staff and more capacity to reduce waiting times for children with scoliosis
The Children’s Hospital Group says the progress made for these children needs to be continued.
'Aisling's curve is now 70%': Minister says waiting four years for scoliosis surgery is too long
Aisling Corcoran had steel rods removed from her back in 2014.
Ireland's largest Santa cycle takes place today
The Santas will raise money for children with scoliosis.
Children with scoliosis on waiting lists more than 4 months given option to go abroad for surgery
A new theatre at Crumlin Hospital which deals with surgeries is only open three days a week.
'Being able to talk to other parents has helped ease the worry'
A free swimming programme is helping children with scoliosis build strength and confidence.
'He’s very brave, he was in surgery for 10 hours': Tommy Long finally gets scoliosis operation
Tommy’s mother Michelle said he looks “unrecognisable” since the surgery.
'It is soul-destroying to see my daughter crying every day with the pain in her back'
Karen and Sarah-Ann Cline-Mitchell met with the Minister for Health yesterday to find out when she will get a date for her operation.
'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed'
Tommy Long is one of over 200 children waiting for scoliosis surgery in Ireland.
Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today
Megan Halvey-Ryan’s surgery has been delayed several times before.
'Children are eating paracetamol to get through the day, afraid of ending up in a wheelchair'
No child should have to wait longer than four months to receive necessary scoliosis surgery, according to a new report.
Teen who revealed scoliosis pain on Late Late Show has surgery delayed AGAIN
Megan Halvey-Ryan was due to have surgery at Our Ladies in Crumlin next week
We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped?
Health Minister Simon Harris says the hew HSE action plan will review if the screening programme can be re-introduced.
'Her spine has a 97 degree curve but she doesn't know what's wrong and can't describe her pain'
21-year-old Colleen had to wait two years before she could get an x-ray for her scoliosis.
Tom Clonan: 'In all our years attending Temple Street, I have never before seen so many sick children and parents'
There has been a steady, inexorable decline in Ireland’s health service over the past fifteen years, writes Dr Tom Clonan.
'I see my daughter crying in pain, her body bending over. We can't wait two years'
Sarah-Ann, aged 11, has scoliosis and is “waiting to get on a waiting list”.
'I fear it’s going to take a child to die before they act'
Deirdre McDonnell is “unbelievably shocked” at the length of waiting lists for children with scoliosis.
"Waiting times are not acceptable": Minister insists every effort being made to help children with scoliosis
Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher urged action on the issue, saying this situation “cannot continue”
'This is a huge scandal': Children with scoliosis deteriorating as waiting lists worsen
The Scoliosis Advocacy Network wants an independent inquiry into the situation, as some children wait for over two years for appointments.
'They spend their childhoods on waiting lists': The painful reality for children with scoliosis
Two mothers talk to us about their fight to get treatment for their sons.
'Can you imagine what it’s like to have scoliosis, Tánaiste?'
Mary Lou McDonald and Joan Burton had a heated exchange in the Dáil.