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A reduction in home help hours to the elderly in Mayo has been sharply criticised by the Fine Gael spokesperson on social protection, Deputy Michael Ring.
The devil was in the detail as the HSE finally disclosed its cutback plans for Mayo General Hospital this week, which will include cuts in staff numbers through “moratoriums and natural staff turnovers”, reduced working hours for temporary staff (amounting to 7,000 working hours every week off the rosters of 400 temporary staff throughout the region), bed closures to be achieved through essential-only admissions to hospital with day assessment prioritised and direct cuts on elective surgery that will directly impact on patient waiting times.
The HSE Health Forum, which is now in recess, should forego its two-month summer holiday and reconvene immediately to tackle the serious issue of proposed Home Help cutbacks, according to TD Michael Ring.
A petition in support of Belmullet District Hospital, which has attracted almost 3,000 signatures, will be handed into Mr Frank Murray’s office at St Mary’s headquarters in Castlebar today (Friday).
A Dáil deputy has severely rapped the HSE for failing to meet a deputation to discuss the future of Belmullet District Hospital. The Fine Gael Spokesperson on Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Deputy Michael Ring, said he was “shocked” HSE management would not meet with a deputation, prior to a decision being made on the proposed closure of portion of the hospital.
Staff at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, and Roscommon County Hospital have vowed to resist attempts to downgrade their services, as it emerged there are plans to have staff report directly to the general manager of University Hospital Galway, rather than to their own managers.