Thousands Attend Mayo Hospital Protest Rally

Over 7,000 people turned out at a public rally in Castlebar, Co Mayo today in protest at the withdrawal of cancer care services from Mayo General Hospital under the national cancer control programme.

Cancer support groups who attended the rally called on the Minsiter for Health, Mary Harney, to retain the regional cancer network in the west.

They also demanded that the Health Service Executive retain and expand existing cancer sevices at the Castlebar Hospital.