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‘Epilepsy has robbed me of my life ... I have lost a lot’

Martin Haddrell was diagnosed with the condition in 2019. He tells the Belfast Telegraph about the difficulties caused in the wait to secure much-needed neurology services

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Diagnosis: Martin Haddrell’s life is on hold as he waits for an appointment with the NHS to help him deal with epilepsy. Credit: Peter Morrison

Diagnosis: Martin Haddrell’s life is on hold as he waits for an appointment with the NHS to help him deal with epilepsy. Credit: Peter Morrison

Waiting game: Martin Haddrell at home in Dunadry. Credit: Peter Morrison

Waiting game: Martin Haddrell at home in Dunadry. Credit: Peter Morrison

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Diagnosis: Martin Haddrell’s life is on hold as he waits for an appointment with the NHS to help him deal with epilepsy. Credit: Peter Morrison

A Co Antrim man who paid privately for an epilepsy diagnosis because of NHS waiting lists has backed a call for the government to act now to improve neurology services.

Martin Haddrell (58), from Dunadry, started to take seizures in 2019 but was told by his GP he could wait up to two years to see a neurologist.


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