26 March 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Five additional beds will be opened in Monaghan Hospital once the requisite staffing arrangements are in place, Fianna Fáil member of Monaghan Co Council Robbie Gallagher was informed at Monday’s meeting of the Regional Health Forum for Dublin and the North East.

In response to a question from Colr Gallagher, it was stated that the beds in question would be used for convalescence, and there were now 20 rehab beds in the Monaghan Hospital facility.

“These staff are approved and being processed by NRS or are being put in place from a ‘transfer’ panel of staff from Monaghan Hospital who were redeployed in 2009,” the reply added.


Colr Gallagher was also informed that GP input will not present any obstacle to the Monaghan Primary Care Centre planned for development at the Monaghan Hospital site.

Discussions were currently ongoing with general practitioners “and we do not anticipate that this will present an obstacle to the progression of the project”, it was stated.

Colr Gallagher had a question on the agenda asking the up-to-date position with regard to the Primary Care development, and how many doctors had signed legal contracts to work at the facility on its completion.

The reply to Colr Gallagher also stated: “The proposed redevelopment of Monaghan Hospital to …

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