Mary Lou McDonald TD to launch report on Mater Hospital
Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD will next week launch a comprehensive report on the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin 7. The Mater is located within the heart of Dublin’s inner city and has a local catchment of 185,000 people.
The report will shine a light on Government underspending in Health resulting in lengthy waiting lists, cancelled appointments and increased pressure on hospital staff.
Speaking prior to the document launch, Teachta McDonald said;
“The health service in Ireland is in crisis. Successive Health Ministers have presided over the scrapping of universal health care and the creation of a private health industry which benefits the elite.
“After consulting service providers, service users, stakeholders and the HSE, my report focuses on the urgent investment needed to stop the deterioration in our health service and in particular The Mater hospital.
“Sinn Féin can fix the crisis in our health service. We have a plan for the future health of our nation, placing the citizen at the very heart of healthcare, free at the point of delivery."