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Rally in support of Navan Hospital this Saturday

3 September, 2010


There will be a rally in support of Navan Hospital this Saturday at 1pm outside Our Lady's Hospital.

According to the Deputy Mayor of Navan Peadar Tóibín who is organising the rally “People are rightfully angry at the closing of services. During the last general election, Minister Dempsey promised to ‘go to the wire’ for the county hospital. Dempsey said a new regional hospital would be built and will provide the type of healthcare Meath people deserve. Those promises like many more have come to nothing.

Tóibín continued, “This latest blow comes at the end of a long list of service closures over the last decade. Maternity and paediatric services have been lost to the town. Blood Testing has been outsourced. Surgeons have been lost and suspended, interns have been removed. Keyhole surgery and Doctor On Call Services have been cut. It has been announced by the HSE that our A&E will be transferred to Drogheda in the near future and Psychiatric Services will go before 2012. All of this is against the wishes of Doctors and Health Care professionals in the county.

“This closure goes against the wishes of the people of Meath. We have collected over 7,000 signatures in support of the hospital in recent times so it’s safe to say that there is massive support for the continuation of the hospital in the town. We are calling on the people of Meath to make a stand. There will be a rally in support of Navan Hospital this Saturday at 1pm outside the hospital. People are rightfully angry at the closing of services at Navan Hospital but they now need to have their voices heard. We would ask the people of Meath, do your best to attend and spread the word to all community groups and organisations.”

Cllr Peadar Tóibín - 0872707985
Meath SF PRO Felix Gallagher - 086 8974340

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