Articles tagged with: Monaghan General Hospital

VARADKAR URGED TO INCREASE BEDS AT MONAGHAN GENERAL HOSPITAL

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22 Jan 2015 Comments Off on VARADKAR URGED TO INCREASE BEDS AT MONAGHAN GENERAL HOSPITAL

By PATSY McARDLE A FRESH call has been made this week to Health Minister Leo Varadkar—in advance of next Monday’s meeting of a special task force set up by the minister to consider health issues—to significantly increase the number of step-down and rehabilitative beds at Monaghan General Hospital, as a means of increasing activity at the hospital and addressing the Accident and Emergency ‘trolley crisis’ in the health service, particularly at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda and Cavan General Hospital. Mid-Monaghan based Fianna Fail councillor for the Ballybay/Clones municipal area, ...

24-HOUR SERVICES WILL NOT RETURN TO MONAGHAN GENERAL HOSPITAL

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5 Jul 2013 Comments Off on 24-HOUR SERVICES WILL NOT RETURN TO MONAGHAN GENERAL HOSPITAL

The unequivocal statement by Minister for Health Dr James Reilly that 24-hour medical and emergency services would not be returning to Monaghan General Hospital was the predominant theme touched on by members of Monaghan Co Council on Monday when they reflected on the outcome of a recent meeting between a delegation of their members and the Minister. Sinn Féin’s Brian McKenna said he had pointed out to the Minister the commitments he had made in relation to Monaghan General Hospital at a protest meeting in Monaghan Town before he ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MONAGHAN GENERAL HOSPITAL – THE FUTURE?

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31 May 2013 Comments Off on LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MONAGHAN GENERAL HOSPITAL – THE FUTURE?

‘Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight for your hospital and we, Fine Gael, will fight with you for your services’ – that is what we heard from the now Minister for Health when he stood on the steps of the Monaghan Courthouse prior to the last general election. Now the tune has changed and we are expected to believe him when he tells us that the future of our hospital is more secure due to the latest promises.  Michael Martin and James Reilly, and many other politicians, stood before the people of Monaghan ...

CO COUNCIL SECURES LONG-AWAITED MEETING WITH HEALTH MINISTER

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13 May 2013 Comments Off on CO COUNCIL SECURES LONG-AWAITED MEETING WITH HEALTH MINISTER

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly has finally agreed to meet a delegation from Monaghan Co Council. The announcement – which perhaps significantly comes a week after the announcement of €9.5 million funding to develop a primary care centre adjacent Monaghan General Hospital – was made to the Council members by Co Mayor Hugh McElvaney at Tuesday’s meeting of the authority in Clones. Mayor McElvaney, who had absented himself for vested interest reasons from a discussion on the Scotch Corner landfill facility, returned to the meeting room in ...

PRIMARY CARE CENTRE DEVELOPMENT CONFIRMED FOR MONAGHAN HOSPITAL

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3 May 2013 Comments Off on PRIMARY CARE CENTRE DEVELOPMENT CONFIRMED FOR MONAGHAN HOSPITAL
PRIMARY CARE CENTRE DEVELOPMENT CONFIRMED FOR MONAGHAN HOSPITAL

A €9.5 capital development at the site of Monaghan General Hospital which will see the construction of a new Primary Care Centre for North Monaghan was announced by the Health Service Executive on Monday. Design and planning work on the new building, a 20,000 sq ft structure which will be connected to and integrated with the existing hospital, will commence later this year. “When completed, this development will provide an integrated health and social care centre, with primary care services complementing the already existing services in Monaghan Hospital,” ...

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF MONAGHAN HOSPITAL SERVICES DEPENDENT ON NEW GROUP STRUCTURE SAYS HEALTH MINISTER

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12 Apr 2013 Comments Off on FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF MONAGHAN HOSPITAL SERVICES DEPENDENT ON NEW GROUP STRUCTURE SAYS HEALTH MINISTER

Any future development of services at Monaghan General Hospital will be in the context of new hospital group structures which are to be put in place in the near future as a preparatory measure for the introduction of the Government’s Universal Health Insurance policy, according to Minister for Health Dr James Reilly. Minister Reilly was responding to a request from Monaghan Co Council concerning the provision of funding to develop services at Monaghan General Hospital. In a letter which came before the April meeting of the authority – ...

HOSPITAL HEAT, HOSPITAL HOPE

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29 Mar 2013 Comments Off on HOSPITAL HEAT, HOSPITAL HOPE

Although the severe service reductions experienced by Monaghan General Hospital in recent times make it easy to be antagonistically disposed towards representatives of the Health Service Executive, a dispassionate observer at Tuesday night’s meeting of Monaghan Town Council would have found it difficult not to feel at least a twinge of sympathy for the situation which the HSE officials present to discuss a number of local health concerns were confronted with. General Manager Bridget Clarke and Cavan/Monaghan Service Development Manager Cathal Hand may have assumed that the high feeling ...

NO RESPITE ROLE FOR MONAGHAN HOSPITAL – BUT PRIMARY CARE CENTRE PROJECT PROMISES NEW FUTURE FOR FACILITY

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29 Mar 2013 Comments Off on NO RESPITE ROLE FOR MONAGHAN HOSPITAL – BUT PRIMARY CARE CENTRE PROJECT PROMISES NEW FUTURE FOR FACILITY
NO RESPITE ROLE FOR MONAGHAN HOSPITAL –  BUT PRIMARY CARE CENTRE PROJECT PROMISES NEW FUTURE FOR FACILITY

Recent calls by Monaghan Town Council for beds at Monaghan General Hospital to be used to provide respite care on a temporary basis while major refurbishment takes place at St Mary’s Hospital in Castleblayney were regarded as unfeasible by representatives of the Health Service Executive who met with the Council membership on Tuesday night. HSE General Manager Bridget Clarke said there was little spare ward capacity at the hospital, and there was nowhere at the hospital that would fulfil the written criteria laid down for the provision of respite ...

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

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22 Feb 2013 Comments Off on CALL FOR MONAGHAN HOSPITAL BEDS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS

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 ...

PRESSURE RENEWED ON HEALTH MINISTER TO DELIVER FOR MONAGHAN HOSPITAL

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8 Feb 2013 Comments Off on PRESSURE RENEWED ON HEALTH MINISTER TO DELIVER FOR MONAGHAN HOSPITAL
PRESSURE RENEWED ON HEALTH MINISTER TO DELIVER FOR MONAGHAN HOSPITAL

The voice of Minister for Health Dr James Reilly was heard in the meeting chamber of Monaghan Co Council for the first time on Monday last. Minister Reilly, who has refused recent requests from the Council for a meeting to discuss the downgrading of services at Monaghan General Hospital, was heard to promise his resignation from office if he did not deliver on commitments he made to safeguard services there. What members were listening to, however, was an internet recording of a speech made by Dr Reilly during ...