Protest over Roscommon Hospital services

Monday 08 August 2011 14.31
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Roscommon - New protest over service cutbacks
Roscommon - New protest over service cutbacks
Roscommon County Hospital -Emergency department deemed 'unsafe'
Roscommon County Hospital -Emergency department deemed 'unsafe'
Roscommon - 24-hour services end on Monday
Roscommon - 24-hour services end on Monday

Up to 500 people are protesting today at Roscommon County Hospital against the closure of 24-hour emergency services there.

The emergency department was closed last month and was replaced by an urgent care centre which provided a temporary nightly service.

However, this 24-hour service will close on Monday and out-of-hours patients will be referred to hospitals in surrounding areas.

The Health Service Executive has said that the emergency department at the hospital is unsafe.