Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Seanad has heard a call for an urgent debate on a controversial new hospital earmarked for Merlin Park and the future of healthcare in Galway.
Until recently, the new unit was widely understood to be a full new elective hospital with 200 beds.
However, a recent high-level presentation on new hospitals in Galway, Dublin and Cork indicated it will be a day only facility with no inpatient beds.
Senator Sean Kyne claims this is several rungs below what was planned and barely above a minor injuries unit.
Addressing the Seanad, he suggested that the Saolta Hospital Group has even been limiting certain investment in UHG due to a preference for a full new hospital at Merlin Park.
He said there is “absolute confusion” now in Galway over the new hospital and called for an urgent debate…
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