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Roscommon Hospital hosts Haemochromatosis Awareness Day

National Haemochromatosis Awareness Day is Roscommon Hospital

In conjunction the Irish Haemochromatosis Association (IHA),  the Medical Day Services Unit at Roscommon Hospital hosted a Haemochromatosis Awareness Day on 3rd June 2015. Haemochromatosis is a genetic condition which causes people to absorb too much iron, resulting in an iron overload which can have serious consequences if not treated. Early diagnosis and treatment of this condition prevents organ damage.  

Both Medical and Nursing staff were available on the day to discuss the condition, dietary advice, the Do’s and Don’ts, information in relation to treatment and the testing other family members.  

The Medical Day Services Unit is situated within the Urgent Care Centre at Roscommon Hospital and is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and treats patients with various conditions including Haemochromatosis, Diabetes, Iron deficiencies, Chronic Respiratory Conditions and also supports Oncology services.