Emergency cuts must run deep if patients are to benefit
Research would seem to show that specialised emergency departments are the way forward - despite criticism over proposed unit closures
News that hospitals in Roscommon and Loughlinstown are to lose their 24-hour emergency departments elicited the usual media storm and parish pump politics.
Fine Gael TDs spoke out to appease their constituents while Sinn Féin described the plans as ‘‘ill-conceived’’.
Roscommon Hospital Action Committee threatened to take a case in the Irish or European courts if the government pressed ahead with the closure of the local emergency department, while...
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