Mary Harney cannot continue to ignore problems at Kerry General Hospital
North Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has reiterated his call for the Táinaiste and Minister for Health Mary Harney to visit Kerry General Hospital to "see for herself the staffing problems and the terrible conditions and facilities of the Accident and Emergency department." Mr. Ferris, who was ejected from the Dáil last week after he tried to raise this issue with the Taoiseach, was speaking after attending a lunchtime protest, organised by local GPs at the hospital.
Deputy Ferris said, "Having no luck in raising the problems at Kerry General Hospital with two different Health Ministers over the last three years last week I tried to raise the issue with the Taoiseach and I was ejected from the Dáíl for my troubles.
"Today I supported a lunchtime protest organised by the doctors at the hospital who are fed up with the staffing problems and the conditions.
"I am again demanding that Mary Harney comes to Kerry to see for herself the staffing problems and the terrible conditions and facilities of the Accident and Emergency department. She cannot continue to ignore this situation." ENDS