Settlement over death will see cancer patients get life-saving treatment

The new provision of RAIT comes as a result of a court case taken by the family of Eileen Hyland, who died four years ago

4th May, 2021
Settlement over death will see cancer patients get life-saving treatment
Eileen Hyland died of metastatic follicular thyroid cancer in May 2017, a year after being diagnosed

For the first time in Ireland, a life-saving treatment will be provided to cancer patients on dialysis following a settlement agreement between Cork University Hospital (CUH) and a bereaved family.

The new provision of radioactive iodine therapy (RAIT) for cancer patients who are on dialysis came as a result of a High Court case taken by the family of Eileen Hyland, who died in May 2017.

The Hyland family claimed there was a failure on the...

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