Council to Seek Clarification on Dialysis Transport

North Tipperary County Councillor Seamus Hanafin has this week lashed a suggestion by Minister Alan Kelly that patients requiring dialysis treatment in Limerick Regional Hospital could be transported to the location by a school bus.

North Tipperary County Councillor Seamus Hanafin has this week lashed a suggestion by Minister Alan Kelly that patients requiring dialysis treatment in Limerick Regional Hospital could be transported to the location by a school bus.

Speaking at a meeting of North Tipperary County Council, Councillor Hanafin received much backing from his colleagues when he stated that this was totally unacceptable, beggars belief and simply could not be true. However, he confessed to being shocked to the core, to hear Minister Kelly state as much on radio recently and having considered it an outrageous proposal, he undertook to contact the ambulance personnel to ascertain whether this could possibly be the case - he was informed that this was the first they had heard of it and that it would totally unsuitable for those requiring dialysis. See this weeks Tipperary Star for full details.