CALL FOR MONAGHAN HOSPITAL BEDS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS

22 February 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Calls were made at Monday night’s meeting of Monaghan Town Council for wards at Monaghan General Hospital to be made available to elderly patients from the local area who were in need of hospital and nursing care – and who were now being faced with having to go to Cavan to receive it.
Fears were also expressed for the future of St Mary’s Hospital in Castleblayney during a debate initiated by Council Cathaoirleach Seamus Treanor.

The Cathaoirleach told the meeting that it had been brought to his attention that beds in St Mary’s Hospital in Castleblayney were no longer available to North Monaghan patients, who had to go to Lisdarn in Cavan.

The Cathaoirleach pointed out that Monaghan General Hospital was only being used to 20% of its capacity at the present time and could play a role in this regard. He hoped the present Government wasn’t going to start following in the footsteps of the last Government and move everything from Monaghan.

“It is time TDs in our county stood up for the plight of our people,” he declared.
Fine Gael councillor David Maxwell said that St Mary’s Hospital was due for a major overhaul and …

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