NEW BEDS WELCOME – BUT WHAT MONAGHAN HOSPITAL NEEDS ARE DOCTORS AND SERVICES SAYS SINN FÉIN COUNCILLOR

23 July 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Confirmation that 23 new step-down care beds promised for Monaghan Hospital were now all fully operational was welcomed at Monday’s meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District. But Sinn Féin representative Brian McKenna emphasised that what was required at the facility was additional services and the medical staff to run them, pointing to the disincentive to economic investment in the county which the lack of full hospital services created.

Welcoming the 23 beds that had come on stream at the hospital, Independent councillor Seamus Treanor said it was great to see that some politicians had kept their promise in relation to the hospital. “Let us not show any negativity,” Councillor Treanor stated. “It is light at the end of the tunnel and we should grab that with both hands.” Cathaoirleach David Maxwell (Fine Gael) agreed that the confirmation of the additional beds was good news, adding that he had been at the St Davnet’s Campus in the town last week and saw the work going on in relation to the new Primary Care Centre at the former Blackwater House site, “another great project for health care in the town”.

Sean Conlon (Sinn Féin) said that in the future there would be a migration of some services…

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