Protests planned at closure of Baggot St Hospital

Rory Hearne, People Before Profit Alliance Representative for Dublin South East, said today that he has received a number of complaints from local residents about the closure of Baggot St Hospital.

“Baggot St Hospital provides 30 respite beds and a number of other community health services. The HSE has stated that it is closing the hospital for health and safety reasons”

“This is disgraceful that a hospital has failed such basic standards. However, there can be little doubt that HSE underfunding has played a significant role in the failure of the hospital to meet standards. We are planning to protest against the closure of this hospital.The local community has already lost the Meath Hospital, the Adelaide and St Luke’s Cancer Hospital in Rathgar is also planned to be closed.It is time to call a halt to this Government’s illogical plans of closing local hospitals. People in the community particularly the old and vulnerable need local health services. We call on all other local politicians to get behind the protests to save the hospital.”

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For more info contact:
Rory Hearne at 0861523542
pbp_dse@yahoo.ie
www.people-before-profit.org
www.peoplebeforeprofitdse.wordpress.com

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