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Susie Long’s legacy lives on, seven years on

Posted in colonoscopy, diagnostics, Irish Cancer Society, Joe Duffy, Susie Long, unequal access by saraburke on December 4, 2014

My column from the Medical Independent on 4 December 2014 on unequal access to essential diagnostics

Seven years after her death, a brand new palliative care unit opened last month in St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny, funded in her name and honour by the Susie Long Hospice Fund. In the same month, GP Edel McGinnity expressed concern about one of her patients who had to wait eight months for an essential scan to diagnose kidney cancer. (more…)