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#scoliosis

# scoliosis - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'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.

# scoliosis - Monday 17 April, 2017

'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.

# scoliosis - Thursday 30 March, 2017

'It is soul-destroying to see my daughter crying every day with the pain in her back'

Karen and Sarah-Ann Cline-Mitchell met with the Minister for Health yesterday to find out when she will get a date for her operation.

# scoliosis - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed' Scoliosis This post contains videos

'The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed'

Tommy Long is one of over 200 children waiting for scoliosis surgery in Ireland.

# scoliosis - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today Megan Halvey-ryan This post contains videos

Teen who spoke about scoliosis pain on the Late Late Show will finally get her surgery today

Megan Halvey-Ryan’s surgery has been delayed several times before.

# scoliosis - Monday 20 March, 2017

'Children are eating paracetamol to get through the day, afraid of ending up in a wheelchair'

No child should have to wait longer than four months to receive necessary scoliosis surgery, according to a new report.

# scoliosis - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Teen who revealed scoliosis pain on Late Late Show has surgery delayed AGAIN

Megan Halvey-Ryan was due to have surgery at Our Ladies in Crumlin next week

# scoliosis - Friday 10 February, 2017

We used to screen for scoliosis in schools, so why was it stopped?

Health Minister Simon Harris says the hew HSE action plan will review if the screening programme can be re-introduced.

# scoliosis - Thursday 9 February, 2017

'Her spine has a 97 degree curve but she doesn't know what's wrong and can't describe her pain'

21-year-old Colleen had to wait two years before she could get an x-ray for her scoliosis.

# scoliosis - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Tom Clonan: 'In all our years attending Temple Street, I have never before seen so many sick children and parents'

There has been a steady, inexorable decline in Ireland’s health service over the past fifteen years, writes Dr Tom Clonan.

'I see my daughter crying in pain, her body bending over. We can't wait two years'

Sarah-Ann, aged 11, has scoliosis and is “waiting to get on a waiting list”.

# scoliosis - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'I fear it’s going to take a child to die before they act'

Deirdre McDonnell is “unbelievably shocked” at the length of waiting lists for children with scoliosis.

# scoliosis - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

"Waiting times are not acceptable": Minister insists every effort being made to help children with scoliosis

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher urged action on the issue, saying this situation “cannot continue”

# scoliosis - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'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.

# scoliosis - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'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.

# scoliosis - Thursday 21 January, 2016

‘Can you imagine what it’s like to have scoliosis, Tánaiste?’

Mary Lou McDonald and Joan Burton had a heated exchange in the Dáil.