HSE plans to cut cancer survivor supports met with criticism

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HSE plans to cut vital supports for cancer survivors is being met with major criticism.

Thousands of breast cancer survivors are facing extra financial pressure following a decision to ration the supply of post mastectomy bras and prostheses.

The HSE says the new scheme will allow equal access to services countrywide while eliminating the problem of some areas having no supports.

The Irish Independent reports the HSE has postponed the introduction of the plans until next month.