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The overcrowding crisis at public hospital emergency departments is set to continue for several more weeks due to the seasonal surge in demand for services.
Local TD Denis Naughten has voiced concern that the new hospital grouping plans, along with the ongoing HIQA report into maternity services, may detrimentally impact on the provision of maternity services in Portiuncula Hospital.
Roscommon Hospital is to gain a rehabilitation unit, while there are fears that Portiuncula Hospital’s maternity unit may be under threat, after the hospitals become part of a new group announced by the Minister for Health on Tuesday.
The newly refurbished paediatric unit at Portiuncula Hospital, which opened earlier this week, includes enhanced isolation facilities as well as two additional two-bedded adolescent wards.
Deputy Denis Naughten has confirmed he will be staying in politics despite recently leaving the Fine Gael party over the closure of Roscommon Hospital’s A&E department.
An outreach plastic surgery service being provided at Portiuncula Hospital is to be “pulled” due to a lack of clerical support, a local TD has claimed.
Staff and union members in Portiuncula Hospital are to meet with HSE management this morning [Friday] to receive a report on the future of services and staffing at the hospital.
Health Minister Mary Harney has given a firm commitment that Portiuncula Hospital’s A&E service will not be reduced.
If the Fine Gael party get into government Portiuncula Hospital will be run as a trust with greater autonomy and an ability to broaden its focus further, the party’s health spokesperson Dr James Reilly confirmed this week.
IMPACT trade union has written to the HSE’s interim regional director of operations (RDO), John Hennessy, seeking commitments on a wide range of posts to be filled in Portiuncula and Roscommon hospitals.