There was a good turnout of protesters in Drogheda today, as a few hundred people came together to voice their opposition to the proposed name change for Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in the town.
The decision to alter the long-established name, which came unilaterally from senior management at the facility, was deemed ‘bizarre’ by local politicians, and has caused outrage among the population of Drogheda and elsewhere in the country.
The hospital was founded back in the 1950s by Mother Mary Martin and the Medical Missionaries of Mary.
It has been implied that the decision to remove any mention of ‘Lourdes’ is to avoid offending non-Catholic patients.
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