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Calls For Health Minister To Confirm Future Of Portlaoise Hospital By December 31st

The local Hospital Action Committee says they want clear confirmation from Minister Donnelly.

The Health Minister is facing calls to visit Portlaoise Regional Hospital and confirm its future is secure by the end of the year.

Local TDs have already made assurances that the government will not act on a 2014 report recommending a downsizing of the Emergency Department.

The HSE is currently planning to build a new respiratory assessment unit and extend the existing pediatric unit on site.

Secretary of the Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee John Hanniffy says, while further investment is good sign, they want clear confirmation from Minister Stephen Donnelly:

 

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