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The Mercy Hospital A&E Must be Preserved

12 January 2020

Statement by Sean Sherlock TD
Spokesperson on Justice, Children and Youth Affairs

Labour Party TD Seán Sherlock has said that it is vital that the Mercy Hospital A&E has an emergency consultant 24-hours a day. This follows a Coroner’s report that claims the lack of emergency consultants has led to deaths in smaller hospitals.

Seán said: “Both the Mercy and CUH are already under serious strain, and the notion that you’d close either of them is crazy. Neither one has the capacity to deal with the demands of A&E for the population of Cork.

“The Government needs to reassure people in Cork that Mercy Hospital’s A&E department will have the required specialist consultants present at all times.”