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HD on RTE Liveline

Broadcaster Joe Duffy spoke to Huntington's Disease family members on his Liveline Show (RTE Radio 1) during the week of  Monday 3rd  February 2020.

Family members discussed the lack of specialist HD care facilities and the need for dedicated HD multi-disciplinary clinics in Ireland. They also spoke about the impact on family members living with the condition, the fifty/fifty chance of inheriting or not inheriting HD, the dilemma of whether to get tested and the need for HD clinical trials in Ireland (available in other European countries).

Brian Higgins, CEO of Bloomfield Health Services called the show and discussed Bloomfield’s specialist multi-disciplinary care service for people with Huntington’s Disease. He mentioned the challenges associated with HD for the entire family, the need for adequate resources and the lack of awareness of HD. 

You can access the RTE Radio 1 Liveline podcasts here:

Mon 3rd

Wed 5th

Fri 7th