Senator Frank Feighan described last Thursday’s meeting between Minister for Health Simon Harris, members of the Roscommon Hospital Action Committee and local Oireachtas public representatives as very productive.
Senator Feighan facilitated the meeting in the Minister’s office at the request of the HAC.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who attended for contributing to a very productive and positive meeting with Minister Harris. The Minister engaged with those present on a range of issues relating to the hospital and local health services.
“This included the new Medical Rehab Unit; the need to fill the Rehab Consultant post as soon as possible; ambulance services; the Air ambulance service; the openings hours of the Medical Assessment Unit; a new Central Sterile Supply Department and progress on the new Sacred Heart Hospital project.
“Minister Harris took detailed notes of all the queries and said he would revert as soon as possible with the relevant information. I would like to thank the Minister for giving his time to discuss these issues in a very considered fashion.
“Minister Harris made it clear to all present that Roscommon Hospital is busy and he wants to make it even busier with the addition of more services. He said Rocommon Hospital was a good example of how hospitals are now taking the lead on certain services.
“With the new Endoscopy Unit open and with the Medical Rehab project about to get underway, it is clear that the long-term future of Roscommon Hospital is very secure.”