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Industrial disease care inadequate in Ireland

An Irish woman who suffers from Raynauds Disease has criticised the level of care available to sufferers of the condition in her country.

The woman, a member of the Irish Raynaud's and Scleroderma Society, reserved special criticism for her hometown. "Kildare is not a good place to be if you are ill," she said.

Her account of living with Raynauds Disease will ring true with the many workers who make no win, no fee claims for the condition. "This winter has been particularly cold and the cost of heating has been high, which has made life very difficult because I feel the cold a lot," she said.

Just as is the case here in the UK, it seems more needs to be done in Ireland to raise awareness of Raynauds Disease.

The CEO of the Irish Raynaud's and Scleroderma Society comments, "We want to ensure more people are aware of the symptoms of these illnesses and consult their doctors earlier. "We would like to see GPs better informed so they can make a quick and accurate diagnosis, and refer on to a relevant specialist."


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