A delegation from the Community Hospital of the Assumption Action Group will travel to Leinster House today, Wednesday, to meet with Health Minister James O’Reilly.
The Action group will be seeking answers from the Minister as to why his promise to restore the 22 respite beds at the Community Hospital has not yet become a reality and will be asking the Minister to uphold his word and stand by the firm commitment given by him on this matter last November.
The delegation consists of staff members, service users, and representatives from both the Community Hospital Action group and Friends of the Community Hospital.
This delegation will be putting forward a strong case to the Minister and are determined to secure the return of all beds, fully staffed, as a matter of urgency. They will further be seeking guarantees that no further services will be lost in this vital community service into the future.