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More than 10,000 rally in Waterford against downgrading of regional hospital

10 November, 2012 - by David Cullinane TD

Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane has congratulated the more than 10,000 people who turned out today to march against the downgrading of Waterford Regional Hospital.

Speaking after the rally today Senator Cullinane said;

“I want to congratulate the organisers of today’s march which sent a clear message to the government that we will not stand idly by while they cut such a vital service from this region.

“The downgrading of Waterford Regional Hospital will decimate services such as cancer care, trauma and cardiology. It will force patients from across the Southeast to travel to Cork and Dublin to hospitals already stretched from cutbacks. It will cost lives and cost jobs.

“The turnout for today’s march, more than 10,000 people shows the level of opposition to this downgrading and the government needs to take note.”


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