Consultants support move to downgrade Portlaoise

Consultants support move to downgrade Portlaoise
According to one consultant, the days of Portlaoise Hospital treating patients with life-threatening conditions are finished Picture: Collins

The decision to downgrade services at Portlaoise Hospital may be sensible, but there are serious concerns about how services will be affected

News that Portlaoise is set to lose services has elicited the usual media storm and parish pump politics. Meetings are already scheduled to take place in towns across the areas affected. The hospital serves a catchment area that spans five counties. Protests are inevitable.

The impending downgrading of the emergency department has received reams of local and national media coverage, but few have mentioned the fact that those at the coalface – namely, consultants in...

Subscribe from just 1€

Exclusive offers

Choose the subscription that is right for you

Monthly Subscription

€1

For the first month

€19.99 Monthly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Annual Subscription

€200€149

For the first year

€199.99 annually thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Quarterly Subscription

€55€42

For the first 90 days

€55.00 quarterly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

These offers are not available for current subscribers. Offers and pricing are subject to change without notice.

Terms & Conditions Apply

Please Subscribe or Log in to continue

Subscribe Login

Related Articles

More from The Business Post