Latest Laois News: Local TD welcomes Portlaoise Hospital extension application
Brian Stanley TD welcomes Portlaoise Hospital extension application
Local TD Brian Stanley has welcomed the application for planning permission to the Laois County Council for a significant extension to the Portlaoise Hospital.
Speaking this afternoon, the Laois-Offaly Deputy Said:
“The proposed extension to the Portlaoise Paediatric Unit is badly needed along with the construction of a new Respiratory Assessment Unit.
Hospital management have made a strong case over the last two years for these badly needed facilities, and I have made representations in support of them.
The proposed respiratory unit will add significantly to the space for emergency care at the hospital, as the existing Emergency Department (ED) has a chronic shortage of capacity.’’
“However, what’s missing, is a firm commitment from the Government to ensure that long-term 24/7 Emergency Department Services at Portlaoise Hospital are secure into the future. This is crucial to Laois and the Midlands region.
We also need a firm commitment for the recruitment of badly needed permanent Consultants in emergency care at the Hospital.”