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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.
'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.