COYLE HITS AT “NEGATIVE RESPONSE” FROM HEALTH MINISTER

1 June 2012 One Comment by The Northern Standard

THE Mayor of County Monaghan, Séamus Coyle, has expressed serious disappointment at the refusal by the Minister for Health, James Reilly T.D. to meet a delegation of Monaghan County Council to discuss the ongoing reduction of the Health Services in the county.
Monaghan County Council, at their October meeting of last year, unanimously agreed to request an urgent meeting with the Health Minister to discuss the reduction of hours at the Minor Injuries Unit. The Council also sought the assistance of the Monaghan based Fine Gael T.D.s Deputies Heather Humphreys and Sean Conlon in renewing the request for a meeting on numerous occasions, but to no avail with no positive response coming from the Fine Gael Oireachtas members.
The confirmation by the H.S.E. of the closure of the kitchen facilities at both Monaghan General Hospital and St.Mary’s Hospital Castleblayney along with their transfer to the catering facilities at the St. Davnets complex was met with huge opposition and disbelief around the county. The announcement saw County Mayor Séamus Coyle writing directly to the Minister for Health, Dr.James Reilly T.D. in order to expedite a date for an urgent meeting. Mayor Coyle says he also sought the assistance of all Cavan/Monaghan Dáil Deputies and Senators to discuss what the Monaghan Mayor described as “the removal of an integral part of the facilities infrastructure” at the General Hospital and …

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  • Steve Latenne said:

    Reilly has really taken up the baton from Harney and is certainly following her lead too. If you are from outside Dublin city the top govt officials don’t give a fiddlers hoot about you.
    The fact that the man won’t take half an hour out of his day for us just goes to show his true feelings (or lack thereof) for the people of monaghan.