The A&E hitlist: Trauma care to be axed from nine hospitals

Doctors say number of A&Es must be reduced; Proposal will trigger huge political backlash

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
10th July, 2016
Mullingar Hospital Pic:

Nine hospitals around the country face having emergency trauma services permanently axed, under new plans being drawn up for the health service.

This means that they would no longer treat patients who have been in car crashes or had serious falls and have head injuries, broken limbs and major wounds.

The hospitals that have been earmarked are Cavan Hospital, Naas Hospital (Kildare), Portiuncula Hospital (Galway), Mullingar Hospital (Westmeath), St Luke’s Hospital (Kilkenny), Wexford Hospital, South...

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