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RSV outbreak and cancellation of surgery in Temple Street and Crumlin hospitals.

  • 12-11-2022 2:10pm
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    I saw a report on Six-One yesterday about the cancellation of surgery for children who have spina bifida or scoliosis at Temple Street and Crumlin hospitals due to lack of available intensive care beds, which is because of an increase in the number of admissions to those hospitals, at least one cause of which is RSV.

    At a glance, the symptoms of RSV seem pretty much the same as those of the flu. So why don't parents of children who have RSV just keep them at home and ask their GPs for guidance over the phone? These parents seem oblivious to the impact that their choices are having on children who have spina bifida or scoliosis.