Portlaoise Hospital Downgrade Makes No Sense – INMO

Written 2 weeks ago by Newsroom


The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says it makes no sense to downgrade Portlaoise Hospital.

Around 300 people attended a public meeting last night organised by Sinn Féin amid fears that round-the-clock emergency services will be cut.

A leaked five year strategy for the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group includes plans for medical assessment and local injuries units in Portlaoise.

Joe Hoolan is an industrial relations officer with the INMO.

Sinn Féin’s Health Spokesperson Louise O’Reilly is concerned at the impact of the uncertainty on staff: