Sinn Féin’s Meath East TD, Darren O’Rourke, has told Meath Live that he feels a Dáil debate on threats to cut services at Our Lady’s hospital in Navan is of crucial importance.
He claimed,“We are hearing of imminent cuts to emergency and critical care services at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan. This cannot happen. The county has an absolute need for these services.
“The lack of response so far from the HSE is outrageous, but we’ve been here before and won. We need to do the same again.
“My colleague Johnny Guirke TD has written to all Meath TDs asking them to support his call for a Dáil debate on the rumoured cuts on Tuesday (28th). I am very happy to support that call. I sincerely hope we can count on the support of Thomas Byrne and Damien English. We need to hear from them. They need to stand up for the hospital and for Meath.
“On Thursday (30th) at 12 noon there will be a protest outside the Dáil to show the opposition of the people of Meath to these planned cuts. It will be a statement that the people of Meath will not be taken for granted.
“Following that, a broad, co-ordinated campaign will be necessary. My party will be proud to play a central role in that.”