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Medical Services Suspended At Nenagh Hospital

Mr Jackie Cahill TD

Patients, in the North Tipperary area, requiring medical assessment or indeed treatment for even minor injuries, will now be diverted to other hospitals in the Midwest region.

This scenario follows the temporary curtailment of all outpatient appointments, at Nenagh hospital, since Saturday last.

The services at Nenagh have been suspended due to a significant numbers of staff absences on covid-related leave and to reduce, in extent, the current amount of public footfall.

The University of Limerick Hospitals Group confirmed that the medial assessment unit (MAU) and injuries unit at Nenagh hospital are being closed temporarily and patients are being urged to attend other facilities such as Ennis or Limerick or contact their GP for referral.

A misleading claim made on January 15th last by Tipperary TD Mr Jackie Cahill, who stated, quote, “The Taoiseach has informed me that an initial delivery of vaccinations will be sent to Nenagh hospital tomorrow morning, for front facing staff, following representations I made to him on this matter”, alas never came to fruition, despite him having the “ear of the Taoiseach” Mr Micheál Martin and his further claim that he had been in contact with the Taoiseach’s Chief of Staff on the matter.

We understand that to-date, over two weeks later, only half of the staff at Nenagh hospital have received their vaccination.

We warned, back in October 2016, of the possibility of Tipperary dwellers suffering “Death by Geography”.

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