The following statement has been issued jointly by Wexford Sinn Féin public reps, Cllr Anthony Kelly and Cllr Johnny Mythen. It has been sent to local radio and press.
Following news of budgetary cuts to be implemented in all sections of Wexford General Hospital, Wexford Sinn Fein are calling on Minister Howlin and his fellow Wexford government TDs, Paul Kehoe and Liam Twomey to urgently intervene and prevent these cut’s. It is our perception that Wexford General Hospital is to be downgraded through the closure of critical services and the loss of vital staff. This perception has been fostered among staff and patients due to news of severe budget restrictions and a deafening silence from Wexford’s government TDs. Sinn Féin have requested an urgent meeting with hospital management to clarify the exact situation there.
We believe it is now necessary for County Wexford’s three government TDs; to step up to the mark and renew their commitment to our county hospital. They must reassure the people of County Wexford that no downgrading will occur now, or during the term of this government, by each giving their own personal pledge of honour that they will not allow such a tragedy to transpire.
Signed on behalf of County Wexford Sinn Féin;
Cllr Anthony Kelly
Cllr Johnny Mythen