Monday , June 14 2021

Cystic fibrosis reveals frustration with a delay of two and a half years in the opening of the Beaumont hospital unit



The student with cystic fibrosis talked about frustration with a two and a half year delay in building a stationary unit.

Matthew Dempsey said the lack of a dedicated facility for those suffering at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin is a serious obstacle to treatment.

The 20-year-old adds: "There are four or five cystic fibrosis in the St. Paul ward and I know it is difficult to separate them, but the point is that people with cystic fibrosis must be separated.

"So being in the same ward with other people suffering from respiratory diseases is less than perfect."

At present, there are only seven beds in the hospital for people with cystic fibrosis.

According to European standards, there should be one person for every 10 beds.

But currently there are 160 people at Beaumont Hospital who have access to services.

Matthew of Raheny in northern Dublin said: "The staff and people are fantastic, but the devices are not.

Matthew Dempsey said the lack of a dedicated unit for cystic fibrosis patients is a major obstacle to treatment.

"Every five minutes there must be air to prevent infection.

"We have our clinic, but it is very small. The stationary unit is the largest part."

Matthew, who was diagnosed when he was four, followed a strict daily plan of treatment and treatment, often incapable of socialization.

He said: "I take three different nebulizers, 10 different tablets plus a permanent antibiotic.

"At the top there are also about two hours of physiotherapy, and then a review of the chest."

Head of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, Philip Watt, said that the delay of the stationary unit was "totally unacceptable".

He added: "The reason why these rooms are so important is not only needed for care, but also a place where people die.

"This is the last piece of the cystic fibrosis puzzle in terms of service in Ireland."

Ambulances outside the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin,

The organization has tried to get a hospital ward at the Beaumont hospital for eight years,

Mr. Watt said that the game of wine between the institution and the government was "frustrating".

He added: "It essentially delays the care of patients.

"So instead of going to the hospital immediately, their condition worsens.

"They have to wait days and sometimes weeks before they are allowed."

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