A Carlow mother says she and other parents are being made to feel that their children don’t matter.
Elaine Byrne’s four-year-old daughter Emily has spina bifida.
She’s been on a waiting list for nearly three years already to get what was deemed an urgent surgical procedure.
As a result of that long wait, she now needs three procedures instead of one.
Elaine who is involved with an advocacy group on behalf of these children says it’s a widespread issue.
Listen back to her conversation in full with our Eimear Ní Bhraonáin here: