The Minister for Health is confirming his commitment to the facility.
The Minister for Health is confirming there are no plans and will be no plans to reduce capacity at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, if Fine Gael is returned to Government.
In a statement to Midlands 103, Minister Charlie Flanagan says he received a letter from his party colleague confirming his commitment to the facility.
The 2017 report by the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group recommended downgrading the emergency department.
The Fine Gael Laois/Offaly general election candidate also says Simon Harris had given him an assurance before Christmas that the proposed reconfiguration of services was now overtaken by Sláintecare and there would be no reduction in capacity.