7 April 2023
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Health Minister urged to approve second 50 bed block at Portiuncula Hospital
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Minister is being urged to approve another 50-bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.
It’s as a new 50-bed block is currently under construction.
But Deputy Denis Naughten says these are only replacement beds, and more capacity is urgently needed to relieve pressure on the hospital. .
He says the HSE has issued a tender for 1,500 new hospital beds at 15 sites nationwide – and Portiuncula must be included.
Deputy Naughten has been speaking to David Nevin.