The chairman of Nenagh Hospital Action Group, Christy Hartigan, said following a meeting of the group that they are continuing to lobby public representatives at local and national level for the enhancement and upgrade of services at the hospital.
Meanwhile, the group said they were encouraged by the support of the public of North Tipperary to retain acute services at Nenagh General Hospital and pointed out their appreciation for the management and staff at the hospital in their efforts to maintain services there.
The imminent removal of the Intensive Care Unit from Nenagh to the Mid-Westrern Regional Hospital places the public at further grave risk, said the group.
They pointed out that if a person with a heart attack or a stroke is sent to Limerick and no bed is available, they may be transferred to Galway, which , they said was already overcrowded).
“The retirement and non-replacement of a huge number of frontline staff at Limerick adds to the already chaotic situation. We call on the Minister for Health to address the situation, They said in a statement.