Saturday, 25 October 2014

HAC Walk to mark first anniversary of A&E closure


Event is in aid of CROI 


To mark the first anniversary of the closure of A&E Services at Roscommon County Hospital Roscommon Hospital Action Committee is holding a walk in aid of C.R.O.I. on Saturday next, July 21st 2012 at 2 pm at the Square in Roscommon.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

  In a statement, the HAC said: “While we will be reminding everyone about the closure of the A&E services at Roscommon County Hospital we will be exercising our hearts to help us stay healthy.   

  “Walk with us from the Square in Roscommon to the County Hospital and back to the Square again. We need to keep our hearts in shape 24/7.

  “While the A&E services have been withdrawn at the County Hospital the Roscommon Hospital Action Committee continues to work with the Galway Hospitals Group (Galway and Roscommon Hospitals) to maintain and develop services at the hospital. We do not accept the downgrading that has happened but we also are aware that we need to work with the Galway Hospitals Group to secure the future of the hospital.

  “Using the hospital is of paramount importance and we cannot stress this enough. We urge GP’s and patients to use Roscommon Hospital where there are fewer delays and shorter waiting lists with treatments than with other hospitals in the region.

  “People can walk into the Urgent Care Centre for treatment.  Patients can be referred into the Medical Assessment Unit by their GPs which provides the vast majority of medical services within the hospital. We also have a respiratory consultant. a geriatric consultant and a consultant plastic surgeon. 

   “Roscommon Hospital Action Committee has continued its meetings with Bill Maher, CEO of the Galway Hospitals Group to review the way in which patients receive treatment in Roscommon hospital and to have the continued referral of acute patients into the MAU and the hospital.  

  “Roscommon Hospital Action Committee will continue to work to improve and increase the number and types of services available in the hospital. Remember to join us on Saturday July 21st for our walk.” 

 Issue dated: 20 JULY 2012
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