Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly
1) Genuinely gutted
Not only has Minister @DonnellyStephen failed to implement medical card reform for the terminally ill as promised, he has also REMOVED all reference to it in #Budget2021 Expenditure Report.#medicalcardscandal #Budget2020 #budget
From last year’s report pic.twitter.com/MEoVNwYrAx
— (@walls2) October 13, 2020
Patient advocate and father-of- three John Wall, aged 49, from Quin, Co Clare, who, following a diagnosis of terminal prostate cancer, had his Emergency Medical Card abruptly revoked and then restored last year by then Minister for Health Simon Harris.
John had got assurances that a commitment to review the Terminal Illness Card with specific reference to the current necessity to be have a prognosis of 12 months or less left to live, would be addressed.
However, all reference to the card was omitted from Budget 2021 material supplied yesterday.
Previously: John Wall on Broadsheet