I find it seriously alarming that there is such an obvious lack of Emergency Consultant cover in the Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar – as well as in Midland Regional, Portlaoise. These shocking figures show that nine hospitals around the country with 24/7 Emergency Departments do not have an Emergency Medicine Consultant present around the clock.This is an absolutely unacceptable situation in an already failing health service where a shocking 9 out of 29 Emergency Departments nationwide do not have a named Consultant in Emergency Medicine available and clinically accountable on a 24/7 basis”.
I am calling on this Fine Gael/FF supported government to invest in our health service before it is too late.