The Save Navan Hospital Campaign will picket the HSE Head Office, Dr Steevens Hospital, Dublin between 12 noon and 3 pm this Friday the 14th. The picket comes after 20,000 people marched in two Campaign Rallies in Navan in the last year and in a rally at HSE Regional Headquarters in Kells. Speaking in advance of the picket,
Campaign Cathaoirleach Peadar Tóibín TD stated,
“Its incredible that the people of Meath have had to go to such lengths simply to defend our A&E against closure. Especially given that the A&E is under such incredible pressure. It has never been as busy. Extra space has had to be reopened to deal with the enormous number of patients. Sick people are on trollies and the ICU is full with people with Covid. Are the government out of their minds trying to close it down”.
“We want to send a message loud and clear to the HSE. The HSE owe our campaign a debt of gratitude and thanks for blocking their plan last June. If it was not for the Save Navan Campaign, Drogheda would be out the door with patients waiting for hours for help. We will do everything we can to save the most important Heath infrastructure in Meath. We not going to become another University Hospital Limerick.”