Latest Laois News: HSE confirm ‘no change to service provision’ at Portlaoise Hospital
HSE confirm ‘no change to service provision’ at Portlaoise Hospital,” Carol Nolan
Independent TD for Laois-Offaly Carol Nolan has said that the HSE has assured her that there will be no change to services currently provided at the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise.
Deputy Nolan had sought an explicit guarantee that there are no plans in place to downgrade any of the services currently in operation at Portlaoise, including a downgrading of the Emergency Department:
“I am aware that the Secretary of the Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee John Hanniffy recently spoke about the need for Minister Donnelly to visit and publicly re-state the government’s commitment to the future of Portlaoise and that is something I would support even after the statement issued to me today by the HSE.
However, I do want to welcome the confirmation provided by the HSE as it is extremely important that people have certainty around the future of our Hospital.
Now more than ever it is vital that the provision of acute-care hospital services, a 24-hour Emergency Department and inpatient and outpatient services remain in place, especially as we are clearly heading into what is going to be by all accounts a time of significant pressure on local health care systems,” concluded Deputy Nolan.