People power – 5,000 people protest at proposed closure of Portlaoise’s A&E Department – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 6, 2017

People power – 5,000 people protest at proposed closure of Portlaoise’s A&E Department

Around 5,000 people gathered at Portlaoise yesterday, to protest against the HSE’s proposed closure of the A&E Department at the town’s hospital.

According to the HSE, the proposed closure is due to a lack of day-care patients using the facility, and also a lack of critical care consultants.

The chair of the medical board at the hospital has warned that the health crisis will be made worse if the planned closure goes ahead.

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