Minister has power to right hospital wrong

Dear Sirs,

The Waterford Council of Trade Unions, which is a constituent part of the Friends of the Elderly action group, has been endeavoring to keep the issue of the closure of St Brigid’s Ward and its 26 highly-dependent beds – and the previous Minister of Health’s neglect of the HSE plan that prioritised St Patrick’s Hospital for a new 50-bed Nursing Unit – in the public eye.

A delegation from same travelled to Dublin on Tuesday, May 3rd to lobby local members of the Oireachtas, all of whom were given a briefing document by Cllr Davy Walsh (WP) on behalf of the Action Group.

In a brief chance encounter with Health Minister James Reilly, he acknowledged the letters sent to him on behalf of the Action group by Cllr Walsh, and was left in no doubt that the decision is down to him.

Tom Creedon,

President WCTU.

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