We all love an election challenge and the latest one comes from Labour’s Euro candidate Susan O’Keeffe who has challenged Health Minister Mary Harney to take a bus ride with her.
But this is no trip along Route 66, but along the route from Glencolmcille in Co Donegal to Galway - the route that the Minister now wants cancer patients in the North West to take when they need treatment in UCHG.
“I challenge Minister Harney, a healthy woman by all accounts, to come with me and take that bus journey. Give it a go Minister,” said Susan.
“Afterwards, tell us if you still think that it is appropriate that, say an elderly patient requiring cancer care, be forced to sit on a bus for hours, before receiving treatment and getting back on the bus for the return journey.”
“Ah, come on, what’s Star backwards?”
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