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# spinal surgeries

This year
Children 'suffering' as life-changing surgery delayed at Temple Street after spinal controversy
Parents and a consultant have raised concerns about the impact of long waiting lists on children’s quality of life.
Several hundred children are currently waiting for spinal and orthoepaedic surgery at Temple Street
Many children who require time-sensitive surgery have been waiting for months
The hospital has been embroiled in controversy since it emerged that one child died and others suffered serious post-surgery complications
Last year
Donnelly: 'Children waiting for spinal surgeries have been failed by their own country'
HSE boss apologises to children and parents impacted by spinal surgeries crisis
Donnelly orders statutory review into use of unlicensed springs in surgeries at Temple Street
Mary Lou McDonald says Government urgently needs to “take lead” on review into CHI surgeries
Children's Health Ireland says ‘no record’ of letter to CEO about non-approved medical devices
Patient groups call for immediate publication of review into Crumlin spinal surgeries
Reviews into spinal surgeries in Temple Street found one child returned to operating theatre 33 times