Ó CAOLÁIN ‘FURIOUS’ AT PROPOSED CAVAN AND MONAGHAN HOSPITAL CUTBACKS – ‘WORSE MAY FOLLOW’

13 January 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghín O Caoláin TD has said Minister of State for Primary Care Roisín Shortall is in denial over the extent and impact of delays in medical card applications and renewals.
He said:“Minister Shortall and the Department of Health are in denial about medical card delays. I wrote directly to Minister Shortall on this issue over the Christmas period when it was brought to my attention by constituents. The problem has now become so acute that some 100 GPs in the North East region have withdrawn from primary care teams in protest at the long delays in medical card processing, particularly for people applying to renew their medical cards. Just one example highlighted in the media today was a woman waiting four months for a renewal.
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