« BackCF campaigner says investigation needed on delays in opening unit

A Kerry man who campaigned for the opening of a dedicated cystic fibrosis unit at Cork University Hospital says an investigation into repeated delays with the project is now required.

First patient at Cork University Hospital cystic fibrosis ward, Kim Doheny,age 27 from Waterford. The ward was funded by Build4Life and opened on Sunday, October 25th, 2015.

The specialist isolation ward opened on Sunday after a ten year campaign.

Founder of Build4Life Joe Browne – who spearheaded the fundraising drive – says the development is welcome and removes the risk of cross-infection which CF patients were exposed to previously.

Joe Browne says the delay in opening the facility needs to be investigated:

Betty Hand from Dingle – whose daughter Mary died nine years ago and whose passing inspired the campaign for the new unit – says Mary would be pleased to see it finally opening: