The county’s two SF deputies, Darren O’Rourke and Johnny Guirke have backed next Fridays protest march in Kells over the proposal by the HSE to downgrade services at Navan A&
Both Johnny Guirke and Darren O’Rourke have called for the public to come out in big numbers and make their voices heard,
O’Rourke said, “The HSE’s intention has never been clearer. They intend to push ahead with the closure of the A&E at Navan Hospital with the associated loss of ICU and critical care capacity. This must be resisted at all costs. It would have a hugely negative impact on our county. Indeed, clinicians working on the frontline in Navan and Drogheda say that the HSE’s proposals will make matters worse, not better.
“The HSE have treated the people of Meath with disdain, and the Government have stood idly by. Minister Donnelly’s ‘pause’ and ‘review’ are nothing more than window dressing.
“The protest on Friday in Kells is part of the ongoing cross-community Save Navan Hospital campaign. It is hugely important. It’s clear that the hospital is fast running out of road under Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. It is ‘do or die’ for Navan Hospital. A large turn out on Friday will send the HSE and this Government a message.
Johnny Guirke TD said;
“I would encourage as many people as possible to come out and join the protest at the HSE offices in Kells. Meeting at 1pm at the Primary Care Centre on the Navan Road in Kells. Join us and stand up for Navan Hospital.”