Beaumont bed closures scandalous - Ó Caoláin
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.
"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."