Minister Expects Clarity On Portlaoise Hospital Within Two Weeks

Written 1 week ago by Newsroom


Minister Charlie Flanagan says he expects “a statement of clarification” on the future of Portlaoise Hospital in the “next ten days to two weeks”.

The Laois Fine Gael TD insists he does not support any plan to downgrade the A&E and that he is backing a document by local medics which calls for extra investment.

Plans for medical assessment and local injuries units are included in a leaked five year strategy drawn up by the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group.

Minister Flanagan expects his opposition to any downgrade will be telling.

Charlie Flanagan says the Health Minister is supportive of a plan by local doctors.