Activist slams Ulster cancer care services.
Byline: MICHAEL MCHUGH
THE health service is taking a "sticking plaster" approach to cancer care in Northern Ireland, a campaigner said yesterday.
Melanie Kennedy, 41, from Bangor, Co Down, was diagnosed with breast tumours in 2013 and crowd-funded to pay for drugs privately.
She met a Westminster committee at Stormont and its chairman expressed shock at the disparities in services.
Ms Kennedy said: "We need to start providing treatments that are available in other parts of the UK and the world, I would argue, so that people are living longer and surviving longer.
"Funding is dished out short term, everything is a sticking plaster approach."
MEETING Melanie Kennedy
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Oct 23, 2018|
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