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a brother's appeal

'If she stays in Kerry for another two or three days, she'll probably die'

Paddy Kevane has said his sister Breda will die unless she gets an operation on her airways.

A MAN HAS made a public plea on behalf of his sister who needs a life-saving operation.

Paddy Kevane told the Right Hook on Newstalk his sister Breda Kevane (18) will die unless she gets an operation on her airways.

He said she is in an induced coma in Kerry University Hospital awaiting a hospital bed in Cork or Limerick.

“The issue now is every hospital is overflowing and she can’t get a bed.

“If she stays in Kerry for another two or three days the most likely outcome is that she’ll die.

“The issue with travelling to Dublin is they feel she wouldn’t make it,” he said.

The HSE issued statement saying it is “inappropriate” for them to comment on individual cases.

We would advise the individual who contacted you to speak directly with the patient’s medical team. We have contacted the two hospitals involved to get an update on the overall ICU situation but we would stress that patients are prioritised on the basis of clinical need.

The Atlantic Flight Training Academy has offered to fly Breda where she needs to go when a bed becomes available.

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