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Cancer, rehab strategies due in the coming weeks

03 Feb 2017

The new national cancer strategy, which will set out a roadmap for the provision of cancer care over the next 10 years, is due to be published in coming weeks, the Minister for Health has indicated.

The Government will also publish an implementation plan for the neurorehabilitation strategy, which will deal with people who have suffered a stroke and those with multiple sclerosis or a range of neurological conditions. “We need an implementation plan and it will be published this year,” Minister Simon Harris said in the Seanad.

Work was also progressing on the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, and on implementing the Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2025.

“We are on course to be the most obese nation in the EU if we do not get on with delivering on this plan,” he stressed. Legislation relating to injecting facilities was also due in the coming weeks.

gary.culliton@imt.ie

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