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Beaumont bed closures scandalous - Ó Caoláin

5 May, 2010 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Sinn Féin Health & Children spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has described as 'scandalous' the news that 52 beds at Beaumont Hospital are to be closed in the next two weeks.

He said:

"The 52-bed closure at Beaumont Hospital is the latest blow to our public hospital services as a result of the savage cutbacks imposed by the totally discredited Fianna Fáil/Green Government. Nowhere does their failed policy and bungling management have more serious consequences than in the area of healthcare. Patients will suffer as a result of this decision, waiting lists will lengthen and overcrowding will worsen. Healthcare workers, patients and public representatives should unite to resist these savage health cuts."

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