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McDonald holds HSE boss to account as he confirms A&E closure in Mallow

7 July, 2011 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

In response to questions by Mary Lou McDonald TD the HSE has today confirmed that A&E services in Mallow are to close.

Deputy McDonald said:

“Cathal Magee today confirmed to the Public Accounts Committee that A&E services will be replaced with an urgent care centre at Mallow General this November as has been done with Roscommon Hospital.

“The running down and closing of critical hospital services is not a strategy; it’s a recipe for disaster. Safety in patient care is a given and should not be used to justify the reduction in the most basic patient care. Local access to A & E services must be protected.” ENDS

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