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CF: ‘let’s not stall the modest progress’

Philip Watt, chief executive of the CFAI, hopes that the effects of the recession will not erode the advances which have been made in recent years to help people with cystic fibrosis

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

18th July, 2009

Philip Watt has taken over as chief executive of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland (CFAI) at a time of acute public interest in the dearth of specialist facilities for sufferers. Rarely -if ever -h as a disease that directly affects just 1,100 people had such a profound impact on the nation’s conscience.

Earlier this year, the government shelved plans for a dedicated cystic fibrosis (CF) wing and day centre at St Vincent’s Hospital,...

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