Letter to Mr Anthony Glackin MD FRCSI (Urological Surgeon)


Tuesday, February 14th 2017


Scanned Copy of Letter


February 20th 2017 Reply from Hospital Consultant Mr AJ Glackin


Text of Letter


Mr Anthony Glackin MD FRCSI (Urological Surgeon)
HSE Craigavon Area Hospital
68 Lurgan Road
County Armagh
Northern Ireland
BT63 5QQ

Tuesday, February 14th 2017 

Dear Mr Glackin,


I have recently received a letter dated February 9th 2017 informing me that I am now due for an outpatient appointment at your Clinic.

Later today I will place a scanned copy of the February 9th 2017 letter in question at the following www location:

I wish you to know that I am suffering very badly at the present time from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and that the symptoms are so severe that I do not feel I can sensibly get involved in discussions relating to any aspect of my health with anybody at the present time, other  than professional therapists who are trained and qualified to help people who are suffering from PTSD.

Unfortunately, I have been informed by Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Elizabeth McMonagle, at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, that I cannot be provided with the services of a professional therapist on account of the fact that I have unresolved legal problems.

Additional information relating to this ban on “talking therapy” can be found in the email dated May 26th 2016 I sent to Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster LL.B, MLA (and others) on May 26th 2016, a copy of which can be viewed at the following www location:

I have also written two letters to Dr John Radcliffe, my present GP, at Meadowlands Surgery in Newry regarding the difficulties referred to above. To date, I have not received any reply from anybody connected with Meadowlands Surgery to the two letters in question. Scanned copies of the two registered letters sent by me to Dr Radcliffe GP, who I understand works in partnership with Dr J.J. Torney GP at Meadowlands Surgery, dated April 26th 2016 and August 1st 2016, can be viewed at the www locations provided just below:
Registered Letter #1 (April 26th 2016):
Registered Letter #2 (August 1st 2016):

Although I do not have any email address for anybody at Meadowlands Surgery, or for the Surgery itself, I do have an email address for the Radiology Department of Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, and I have been communicating by email with Radiology Appointments Officer Bernadette Hamill at Daisy Hill Hospital in the belief that she and her colleagues would pass on any information about my difficulties – as and if they felt was appropriate -- to Meadowlands Surgery, and/or to Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Elizabeth McMonagle and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Mark McCauley (please know I have no email addresses for Dr McMonagle or Dr McCauley either), who have both been directly involved with my case, and possibly still are. A copy of one of the emails (dated June 9th 2016) that I have sent to Bernadette Hamill, the contents of which are self-explanatory I feel, can be viewed at the following www address:

More recently, I have also mentioned the difficulties referred to above in a letter I sent to The Law Society of Northern Ireland on January 28th 2017, and a scanned copy of that letter can be viewed at:

Evidence of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder I am suffering from can be found in the form of a copy of the "To Whom It May Concern" letter written by Dr Michael McCavert, who was my GP when I lived in Omagh some years ago, and which formed part of my letter to The Northern Ireland Law Society at the www location just above.

All things considered, I feel it would be best for me to postpone making an appointment to see you until after The Law Society of Northern Ireland have completed the work referred to at the www location just above. I hope this postponement will be acceptable to you.

Meanwhile, I feel it might be helpful to let you know about the contents of a letter dated October 15th 2012 from Dr John Kilrane, who was my GP at the time in Loughrea, County Galway. Please find a copy at the following address:

It is my understanding that the PSA level of 12.4 reported in the letter at the www location just above, would be considered by many medical doctors as dangerously high in terms of indicating the possibility of the presence of prostate cancer. Consequently, I believe I am reasonably well aware of the dangers of not arranging an appointment just now. However, the ongoing symptoms of the PTSD  I am suffering from are generally so severe, and so overwhelming, that I feel I have virtually "lost my life" to them completely, more or less, for the past 17 years or so; and, that I should postpone seeing you for a while longer, in the hope that I might "get my life back", to some extent at least, before presenting for surgery.

I have had two sets of blood tests since I moved to Newry (in July 2015), which were arranged for me by Dr John Radcliffe GP at Meadowlands Surgery. Although I do not have the results of either test to hand just now, I vaguely recall that the second result was significantly higher than the 12.4 mentioned above. No doubt Dr Radcliffe GP would provide you with the exact levels should you require them, assuming of course that he has not already done so.

Later today, and for the purpose of making it easier for you to access the www locations referred to above, should you wish to view any of them, I will place a copy of this letter at the following www location later today:

Yours sincerely,

William Finnerty.

** ******** ****
County Down
Northern Ireland
*** ***.

Web Site: 

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Scanned Copy of Letter


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Related HSE Craigavon Hospital Letter dated February 9th 2017




Slightly edited "Gmail html" version of Related February 15th 2017 Email to Daisy Hill Hospital:

Unedited "Gmail pdf" version of Related February 15th 2017 Email to Daisy Hill Hospital:

Related FACEBOOK Publications:

(February 16th 2017)

(February 16th 2017)



Royal Mail Post Office Receipt



Royal Mail Proof of Delivery



February 20th 2017 Letter from Hospital Consultant Mr AJ Glackin



Related Registered Letter to The Law Society of Northern Ireland dated February 23rd 2017




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