Government won’t cut Portlaoise hospital services

Department of Health is currently considering proposals that would see closure of emergency department

18th December, 2016
The Government have promised that services will not be cut in Portlaoise Hospital during their time in charge Pic: RollingNews.ie

Services will not be withdrawn from Portlaoise Hospital in the lifetime of this government, despite ongoing safety concerns.

A recent report by the health regulator Hiqa last week found that “significant risks remain” at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise and that its future is “uncertain”.

The Department of Health is currently considering proposals from the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group (DMHG) to close the emergency department and intensive care unit and...

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