Susie Long

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During the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, many were moved and delighted at the tribute paid to the NHS. I remember the recently ousted (...)

Vicky Phelan: While we rely on courageous women like Vicky Phelan to stand up to confidentiality clauses in order to reveal the truth in the most tragic circumstances, thousands of Irish people silently suffer HSE ineptitude on a daily basis.  Photograph: Collins Courts

The CervicalCheck controversy continues to rumble, developing new threads on an almost daily basis. Comments from the Taoiseach and Minister for Hea(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris says an  external review will take place to ensure that every quality assurance is in place, not just in Wexford.. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he is “devastated” for the families of the 13 people who were diagnosed with bowel cancer having previously been(...)

The Irish Cancer Society(ICS) report on waiting times for essential diagnostic tests makes sobering reading. A finding of “striking differences” in ac(...)

Conor MacLiam, whose wife Susie Long died from bowel cancer, at a protest in March 2008. Long died after a seven month wait for a colonoscopy. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Much has improved in the way we deal with cancer in the decade since the tragic death of Susie Long shone a harsh light on a system that was clearly f(...)

Gerard Ingoldsby from Ballincollig, Co Cork. “I’m a lucky man. If I had been forced to wait for a public test I wouldn’t be here today”

Cancer survivor Gerard Ingoldsby is a lucky man, not just because he has overcome the disease but also because he got the right tests at the right tim(...)

Susie Long’s activism,  and that of her family since her death, hastened the introduction of the BowelScreen programme.   Photograph: Mark Condren

There is a horrible irony surrounding the missed cases of colon cancer in Wexford General Hospital and that is that the problem has arisen in the sout(...)

‘We can’t have a system where people go so far with their cancers because timing is everything with bowel cancer,’ Susie Long’s husband Conor MacLiam said.

The husband of Susie Long, who died in 2007 after a late diagnosis of bowel cancer, has said any inquiry into Wexford General Hospital must pinpoint (...)

Counting down the minutes to medical attention while waiting on a hospital trolley in the wee small hours, one may have many thoughts: but not necessa(...)