Minister for Well being Stephen Donnelly failed to point out up once more for a scheduled Dáil dialogue about Letterkenny College Hospital final night time.
That is the second week in a row the place Sinn Féin deputies Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Pearse Doherty tabled topical points about LUH.
Each deputies are calling for an exterior evaluate of Letterkenny College Hospital, the place native medics have highlighted grave considerations for affected person security within the overcrowded emergency division.
Deputy Pearse Doherty mentioned the no-show was a show of “vanity”.
“It’s vanity to the individuals of Donegal, to the individuals tomorrow morning who will nonetheless be in chairs or trollies within the A&E. It’s the individuals who have acquired notification that their remedy is being postponed as soon as once more. It’s the individuals questioning will they ever get that appointment that they want, to see a guide to cope with an ailment that would have a critical influence on their well being,” Deputy Doherty mentioned.
Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn mentioned he anticipated the Minister, who could be very conscious of the disaster, to show as much as talk about the matter.
“He hasn’t indicated that he’s coming to Donegal, he mentioned one thing immediately about ‘in the end’. He can’t even come into the Dáil chamber and I feel it’s utmost disrespect being present individuals of Donegal, that right here we’re for the second Tuesday in a row, that we would not have the Minister for Well being.”
Deputy MacLochlainn mentioned that Sinn Fein Well being Spokesperson David Cullinane will go to Letterkenny College Hospital this Thursday to fulfill with frontline workers.
“He’ll present respect and meet with GPs and consultants and he’ll hearken to their considerations,” Deputy Mac Lochlainn mentioned.
Well being Minister fails to point out for Dáil dialogue on LUH disaster was final modified: October twenty fifth, 2023 by