Carlow District Hospital will continue to provide vital services to residents of Carlow town & county – Deering

3rd June, 2011

 

Fine Gael TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Pat Deering, has received confirmation from the Minister for Health that the Carlow District Hospital “will continue to play an important role in meeting the health needs for patients from Carlow town and county into the future”.

“Following on from recent speculation that Carlow District Hospital will close, I asked the Minister for Health about future plans for the hospital
– specifically when the empty beds would be put to use to reduce pressure on St. Lukes in Kilkenny and also when he plans to fully staff the hospital.

“In addition to confirming that the hospital would continue to meet the health needs for patients into the future, the Minister also said that the 28 beds available in Carlow District Hospital could be used to provide interim care – typically for one to three weeks – for convalescing patients until long term residential care becomes available. He added that nurses were available to staff these 28 beds under the existing staff complement.

“I am delighted to receive these reassurances from the Minister for Health that Carlow District Hospital will continue to provide vital care to the people of Carlow town and county.”