Woman has medical card but hospitals won’t treat her

“Without injections and surgery, my mobility will be halved within a matter of weeks. Both hips are affected and both legs now have pins and needles all the time. I sleep sitting up on the couch and the weakness in my left leg has got much worse the last month, to the extent I have been told to go to A&E.”

So explained Mullingar woman Grainne McGeown when she spoke to Topic explaining that she has undergone five surgeries in three years, She now fears she will end up in a wheelchair within a matter of months if not treated by a surgeon for a serious back injury that happened she says, while working as a store manager.