(Thread) - 4 years ago today our son was wheeled down to theatre for his essential #scoliosis surgery.

He waited 15 months to access this surgery.

He endured pain, upset, ill health and a progression of his spinal curve due to the long wait. @DonnellyStephen @davidcullinane
His surgical plan of care changed due to the progression of his spinal curve.

Despite promises made by our then MOH @SimonHarrisTD - no child would wait longer than 4 months for #scoliosis surgery once a clinical decision was made ... children still wait. @AnneRabbitte
2,138 children are currently waiting >12mths on a first appointment with an ortho specialist in CHI.

Children are still waiting to access often life saving and always essential spinal surgery. @rodericogorman @OCO_ireland @ericbrennan_
Our son will require more spinal surgeries.

We will not accept the same lack of access to care a second time.

Time for parents to hold the HSE/government to account for the pain, suffering/life long complications children are left with due to a lack of timely access to care.

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