In a bizarre twist to the proposed closure of the A&E at Our Lady’s hospital in Navan, it has been confirmed that a review of the proposed changes to the Emergency Department at Our Lady’s hospital in Navan, is being led by the HSE.

It had been sought by the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly who stopped the closure of the ED at the end of last month, amid disagreement over plans to turn it into a Medical Assessment Unit.

Under the HSE’s proposed change, critically ill patients would be transferred to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda, however, clinicians there wrote to Minister Donnelly, expressing concern about the consequences that would have on patient safety at their hospital.

One source told Meath Live, ‘ At face value, this seems strange, of course, the HSE will tell you it is a separate group within their organisation who is leading the review, but effectively they are reviewing a decision taken by a group to which they belong it doesn’t appear transparent.’