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“Closures of operating theatres beggars belief” - Ó Caoláin

20 January, 2015 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD


“Closures of operating theatres beggars belief” - Ó Caoláin

Sinn Féin Health SpokespersonCaoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has criticised the lack of action by the Minister forHealth that has led to the doubling of closed operating theatres in Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital.

“The closure of two of theHospital’s ten operating theatres comes following a period when much electivesurgery was postponed. This action beggars belief. This will further compound the problem of those waiting for essential treatment for such conditions as brain tumours and spinal conditions.

“The worries of those waitingfor these surgeries will not be assuaged by ‘staffing difficulties’ being usedas a means of explanation. Further scope must be given to hospitals to allowthem to employ staff ensuring that valuable facilities do not lie unused due toinadequate staffing levels.” concluded Deputy Ó Caoláin.

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