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Navan Hospital to be closed by Fianna Fail


bradán feasa

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Just got a statement from Cllr Peadar Tóibín this minute. Himself and Joe Reilly have been up at the hospital talking to staff who are being briefed that all surgery will cease at Navan hospital from today.
'We have been told that Surgery services are to cease from today, A&E and Psychiatric services will go before 2012. Most other services support these elements and as a result will be lost. The Staff is being briefed right now. This is a disaster for Navan. Local health professionals have stated that Drogheda is not up to the job. It does not have the space or the confidence of the people of Meath. It is likely that we in Meath will be left with a 9am to 5pm Minor injuries Assessment Unit.
 

Clanrickard

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Just got a statement from Cllr Peadar Tóibín this minute. Himself and Joe Reilly have been up at the hospital talking to staff who are being briefed that all surgery will cease at Navan hospital from today.
'We have been told that Surgery services are to cease from today, A&E and Psychiatric services will go before 2012. Most other services support these elements and as a result will be lost. The Staff is being briefed right now. This is a disaster for Navan. Local health professionals have stated that Drogheda is not up to the job. It does not have the space or the confidence of the people of Meath. It is likely that we in Meath will be left with a 9am to 5pm Minor injuries Assessment Unit.
Navan is not far from major hospitals. It won't be the end of the world.
 

navanman123

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As a Navan native, can I say without any hint of bias (as I am completely and vehemently opposed to all things FF) that this is the correct decision. Navan hospital is and has been a disgrace for a long time, with the honorable exception of the orthopaedic unit. Anyone who has had any experience of a relative being brought in there will testify that it is just not up to scratch. Small local hospitals have no place doing general surgery, and should just concentrate on a small number of specialties.

Having said that, Drogheda is, I believe, worse. If the plan is to invest in Drogheda great - but most Navan people will head to Dublin, quicker to get to now with the new road than Drogheda anyway. And it's not full of Louth people.
 

Tommythecommy

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Meath has a weak voice at the Cabinet table

Meath has a weak voice at the Cabinet table

The Meath Minister is committed to holding on to his Ministerial Transport and and can deliver on nothing more for Meath.
 

Clanrickard

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Although it will - hopefully - destroy Fianna Fail in Meath. No railway to Navan and now a hospital closure.
Yes that is positive. Wasn't their FF TD Wallace described as the "laziest TD in Daíl Éireann"?
 

locke

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I reckoned FG, SF and Lab all looked too far back from winning a seat in Meath West, but what odds a hospital candidate emerging
 

goosebump

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As a Navan native, can I say without any hint of bias (as I am completely and vehemently opposed to all things FF) that this is the correct decision. Navan hospital is and has been a disgrace for a long time, with the honorable exception of the orthopaedic unit. Anyone who has had any experience of a relative being brought in there will testify that it is just not up to scratch. Small local hospitals have no place doing general surgery, and should just concentrate on a small number of specialties.
Fair play to you for this. The 'County' Hospital is a relic from history, an entirely political entity and the root cause of many health service problems.
 
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Meath has a weak voice at the Cabinet table

The Meath Minister is committed to holding on to his Ministerial Transport and and can deliver on nothing more for Meath.
This is the attitude that has the country the way it is!

It is not logical to have a hospital in every county in the country that is capable of delivering 21st century medicine.

Many prefer to pretend otherwise.
 

White Horse

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Navan Hospital doesn't just provide services to the people of Navan. It also provides services to patients in Meath, Louth, Monaghan, and Cavan.

All the HSE appears to be doing is closing more and more services in the North East without replacing them with with alternatives.
 

Mister men

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Yeah but hey we've turned a corner. Everything is great.:) Wonder how FF will spin this one.
 

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There's certainly an argument that A&E services should remain at the smaller hospitals to a limited degree, but there's very little so suggest that surgerys should continue there. The facts world wide are difficult to argue with, the higher the volume of surgerys carried out, the better the success rate. Centralisation of surgery and out patient facilities is the way to go.
 

Baron von Biffo

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Navan Hospital doesn't just provide services to the people of Navan. It also provides services to patients in Meath, Louth, Monaghan, and Cavan.

All the HSE appears to be doing is closing more and more services in the North East without replacing them with with alternatives.
Don't worry, as soon as there's enough grants, subsidies and tax breaks the private sector will provide alternatives. For those who can afford them. And have profitable illnesses.
 

redger

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Navan Hospital doesn't just provide services to the people of Navan. It also provides services to patients in Meath, Louth, Monaghan, and Cavan.

All the HSE appears to be doing is closing more and more services in the North East without replacing them with with alternatives.
Probably because the people of Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan have been stupid enough to (correct me if I am wrong) elect 2FF TD's per constituency since god was a gasun. The Gov therefore consider that they can bend those counties over a table, and do whatever they want to them from behind, and the gobsh1tes will keep coming back for more, in much the same way as another FF homeland, Donegal, keeps begging for it, getting fooked, and keeps putting back 4 out of 6 FF TD's. We get what we vote for.
 

YoungLiberal

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Navan Hospital doesn't just provide services to the people of Navan. It also provides services to patients in Meath, Louth, Monaghan, and Cavan.

All the HSE appears to be doing is closing more and more services in the North East without replacing them with with alternatives.
Isn't there a hospital in Drogheda? Anywhere east of Navan is an hour to Dublin.

The problem with this closure, mind you, is that I doubt it is being done strategically and the Dublin hospitals will get no extra resources to deal with the extra patients. This is but one of the now very real consequences of the government's economic mismanagement.
 

CavanFF

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I heard also that the GP Out of Hours Service is also to close in Navan in January!
 

smitchy2

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Agreed the county hospitals are not needed anymore for surgical procedures.
There needs to be a defined strategy about where each kind of procedures take place with emergency facilities available in strategic areas.
It is the biggest expenditure in our budget and we have to make it lean and efficent if we want to keep the economy afloat.

No doubt the opposition politicans will oppose this.
 
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