NENAGH Town Council plan to write to Tipperary Oireachtas members, HSE West, Health Unions and the Irish Medical Organisation in an effort “to get HIQA (The Health Information and Quality Authority) to investigate the unsuitable conditions experienced by staff and patients in the so-called centre of excellence in the Limerick Regional Hospital which hasn’t turned out to be the answer to decentralising safety services from Nenagh General Hospital”.
Sinn Féin’s Cllr Séamus Morris proposed the motion, which was seconded by Mayor Lalor McGee (Labour), and supported by his fellow members at the last meeting of Nenagh Town Council.
“We were told that Limerick Regional Hospital was going to be the panacea for all our problems,” Cllr Séamus Morris said.
“There were 42 patients on trolleys two weeks ago, and out of panic they had to start sending people back out to Nenagh Hospital,” Cllr Morris added.
“To me, the whole thing was close to collapse,” Cllr Morris stated. “There doesn’t seem to be a proper system in place. We need to find out what is the best way to get HIQA to go in there and ensure that Limerick Regional Hospital is safe.”