A Kerry mother whose child has epilepsy has hit out at a lack of resources for a support line.
The vital phone service providing swift and direct contact with two epilepsy nurses has been cut due to a lack of maternity cover at Cork University Hospital.
These nurses had access to a consultant paediatric neurologist in the hospital and the service was of particular benefit to parents with young children with the condition.
Mary O’Callaghan’s three-and-a-half year old daughter Amelia was diagnosed with the condition in 2013.
She says the nurses were a great point of contact for concerned parents: