Published on Wednesday11thApril2018

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s 65 Roses Day appeal

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An Taoiseach with Eva Rose Martin (age 5), and Ciara Moore (age 6) 

“I urge everyone to continue supporting the good work of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland by coming up roses for cystic fibrosis on 65 Roses Day. The recent report from Cystic Fibrosis Ireland showed really solid progress for people with cystic fibrosis over the past 20 years. The quality and length of people’s lives is improving, and they have opportunities to go to college, get a job, enjoy relationships and start families of their own. The Government is fully aware that this is only a start and we need to build on that success. Given the high prevalence of the condition in Ireland and the vast number of families affected, it is our ambition is to make sure the CF treatment in Ireland is among the best in the world. That’s why there is now a cystic fibrosis adult unit in University Hospital Limerick, a four-bed inpatient paediatric unit and gym at Waterford Regional Hospital’s Paediatric Unit, and a new Cystic Fibrosis paediatric in-patient facility at Cavan General Hospital. And that’s why we are committed to bringing the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at Beaumont Hospital Dublin to design and planning stage, as soon as possible.”