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That damned, elusive stinking snail (Minister James Reilly)

“We seek him here, we seek him there, and those Irish senior citizens seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? – Is he in hell? That damned James Reilly, that stinking snail “

Breaking news: Roscommon ED cuts from Monday


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By Gary Culliton.

An Urgent Care Centre will be in place at Roscommon County Hospital from Monday July 11, operating from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, the HSE has said.

There have been “ongoing difficulties recruiting the required number of NCHDs required to safely deliver a safe 24-hour service in Roscommon,” Dr David O Keeffe, Clinical Director, Galway Roscommon Hospital Group, has said. “In the recent past we have been managing this issue through the use of locum doctors. That is not a sustainable or safe solution in the long term.”

This service will be supported by an enhanced ambulance service and a Medical Assessment Unit. The Westdoc/GP out of hours service will also commence from Monday the 11th July, located on the hospital grounds. Acute emergency services in Roscommon will, from Monday 11, be provided at the surrounding acute hospitals including: Portiuncula, Ballinasloe, University Hospital Galway, Sligo General, Mayo General and Castlebar – depending on the location of the emergency requiring treatment.

Dr O’Keeffe said: “The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has made clear recommendations in relation to the level of health service that should be provided in a smaller hospital like Roscommon.  It is widely acknowledged that the safest place for patients to receive acute emergency care is in a larger centre with specialists who have all the necessary support and equipment to deliver that care.”

The Urgent Care Centre will be doctor-delivered and will treat adults who present with non-emergency conditions such as sprains and strains, minor burns and scalds, wounds, bites, cuts and grazes. The Westdoc/GP out-of-hours service will also commence from Monday, July 11.

“Roscommon and Westdoc GPs will provide the out-of-hours service and it will be located on the hospital grounds. Patients will be seen in the treatment centre or in their homes if that is necessary,” the HSE said. Doctors will be driven in a Westdoc jeep, which will contain the necessary support equipment, including an ECG and a defibrillator. Patients will be provided with prescriptions and a supply of drugs, should they require them until they can fill their prescription.

An enhanced ambulance service will also be provided, deploying additional ambulance crews in the Roscommon area. During the day, four front-line ambulance paramedic crews will operate in County Roscommon, based in Roscommon town and Boyle. At night, three ambulances staffed with paramedic crews will be in place in the County. A new Rapid Response Vehicle, which will be staffed by an advanced paramedic, will also be deployed in County Roscommon 24/7.

In the event of an emergency, the ambulance will bring patients to the nearest appropriate emergency department. The Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) will operate daily from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with direct GP referral to the Unit and access to same-day diagnostics. Patients requiring treatment for chronic illness will be seen at the MAU.

gary.culliton@imt.ie

Comment:

There will be demonstration at 6 pm to-day outside Dail Eireann.

If you have the time,please com and show your support. The government needs to be sent a message that we the people will not take any more lies and cuts to our health services.

 

A&E station in St Columcilles hospital:Changes allready in progress!

Apparently the move by the HSE and the Government to remove
services from our local hospital is already in progress according to one of Wicklow’s
TD’s Andrew Doyle (Fine Gael)

Listening to this man’s waffle on East coast radio this
morning I was not surprised to hear him try to convince the listening public of
the need to accept the changes that are apparently under way .He went on to
trot out the well versed spin that nothing will change until all necessary
upgrades to the ambulance services have been completes. As far as I am concerned
Mr. Doyle is way off the mark here, trying to convince people that there are
better off stuck in an ambulance in traffic in an emergency situation instead
of been attended to in the A&E station in St Columcilles hospital is just ridiculous
.We are told every second counts so adding another 1800 seconds (Approx 30 minutes)
waiting before you get to a hospital in now the best alternative to what we
have now? This is utter crap. Mr. Doyle should sit in a car for thirty minutes
and contemplate just how long this really is when your life is on the line and every
second counts. This has nothing to do with upgrading services, the country is
broke because Mr. Doyle and his party have reneged on election promises
.Instead they have implemented Fianna Fail policies and are now pushing new
Austerity measures that the IMF and EU have demanded. Cutting the health
services budget is one of these demands .our local hospital services are been
cut because these gutless politicians haven’t got the balls to stand up for the
people they are supposed to represent. Instead they are hiding behind this waffle
exactly the same waffle we heard when Wicklow Town’s small hospital was closed
only a year ago.

This is all about cutting costs and this is just the
beginning with a budget defecate of 30 billion Mr. Doyle will be doing a lot
more waffling.

Wake up Ireland !

Save Wicklow Hospital

 With all the recent talk about cost cutting it is feared that the HSE are pondering the closure of the Wicklow Hospital so a demonstration is been organized by the save Wicklow Hospital group on Saturday, starting at Whitegates and ending at the Ball alley Wicklow town.
March starts at 14.30 hrs at Whitegates
If you are in the area and want to help save this, the town’s only hospital then do make the effort to come and support this noble cause.
Event been organized by save Wicklow Hospital group and is suported by the  Resident’s movement for political change

Mary Wins this time !

 



The Government and the Minister will see the end of the pharmacists’ action as an important vindication of its policy to reduce health service costs and get better value for the taxpayer.

Many pharmacists, however, still angry at the size of the fee cuts and the manner in which they were imposed, will now be wondering whether the 11-day stand-off achieved anything and whether it was it worth it.

I was worth it for the Taxpayers of this country and a well done Mary this Time!

This is just one battle that has being won for the taxpayers of this country , but there are plenty more vested interested in the HSE that still need to be taken down Mary.

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