Thousands of Irish citizens take to streets to protest closure of Navan hospital’s emergency department

Thousands of protesters are set to take to the streets today in order to stop the closure of the emergency department at Navan Hospital. A rally has been organised by the Save Navan Hospital Campaign following fears the current 24-hour A&E service could be replaced with a medical assessment unit. Local TD Peadar Tóibín said the march today is the result of a proud Meath community coming together in a “serious time of need”. He said the HSE’s plan to close the A&E is “extremely dangerous”. “Six weeks ago, the HSE told senior medics, staff and Unions in Navan Hospital that the A&E and ICU was to be closed. Ministers told TDs asking questions in the Dáil that this was going to happen.

from Signs of the Times

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