Minister for Health, James Reilly 
with Prof
 Norman Delanty, director of the epilepsy unit, and epilepsy suffer
er, Hannah Alam (17) from Athy, Co
his morning
at Beaumo
nt Hospital
 where he officially opened a new state-of-the-ar Epilepsy monitoring unit. The new 4 bed unit is supported by over EUR700,000 capitalil investment in equipment from the HSE National Clinical Care Programme for Epilepsy...

Colin Keegan

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