News from The West

The Association has been talking to Mr. Mc Cann about new developments in the West. We are happy to report that recruitment is under way to get a full time Speech and Language Therapist along with a Counsellor and hopefully a Cleft Coordinator.

Currently a Speech Language Therapist, sick Orthodontist, illness Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon and a Maxillofacial Surgeon attend the Combined Team monthly clinics in Galway.

Galway has recently made an Association with Cork to provide a Cleft Service that will be known as the South Western Cleft Group. The 2 Units will combine their numbers for audit and will meet on 3 monthly basis as well as hopefully holding clinics in Limerick. The national database will be updated using the same protocols as already being used in the Dublin Centre.

We would like to thank Mr. Mc Cann for his update and look forward to hearing more from the West.

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