NENAGH’S Cllr Seamus Morris has put a series of questions to the HSE over the future of Nenagh Hospital and has appealed to the health authority not to close the ICU at the hospital.
The Sinn Fein councillor has asked John Hennessy, regional director of operations, HSE West, and Bernard Gloster, area manager, HSE West if they could inform him when the new critical care block at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital will open.
He also wants to know what arrangements are being put in place to ensure sufficient staffing and funding for the unit above and beyond the HSE regional plan for 2012, and if additional non-critical care beds will be provided at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital.
Cllr Morris futher wants to know if the HSE agress that without such non-critical beds, and if the planned closure of the ICU at Nenagh goes ahead, that patients will face repeated journeys to and from Limerick and Nenagh.
“The answers to these questions are very pertinent to the safety of my constituents,” Cllr Morris told the HSE bosses.