Patients’ support group faces closure as €117k funding axed

THE country’s main patient advocacy group is at risk of closure after the the Health Service Executive (HSE) axed €117,000 in annual funding.

The Irish Patients’ Association has warned that around 500 cases involving tragedies such as unexplained deaths, injuries and late diagnoses are in danger of being impacted by the cuts. Chief executive Stephen McMahon said it is almost entirely dependent on the HSE funding to carry out its work .

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