A&E closures planned as cuts take their toll

The closure of A&E departments and the scrapping of certain college courses are in the pipeline as budget cuts begin to bite into public services.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
8th May, 2010

The closure of A&E departments and the scrapping of certain college courses are in the pipeline as budget cuts begin to bite into public services.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is drawing up plans to close or limit opening hours at hospital emergency departments across the country.

Universities will be forced to cancel some courses this autumn, according to an internal memo at the Department of Education and Skills, which has been seen...

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