Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Kelly calls protest against closure of Wexford operating theatre
Cllr Anthony Kelly has invited the people of Wexford to support a protest against the closure of operating theatre 2 outside of Wexford General Hospital this coming Saturday. The Sinn Féin rep said is calling on County Wexford’s oireachtas members to immediately come out and call for this decision to be reversed.
Cllr Kelly said;
“A protest against the closure of operating theatre two will be held outside Wexford General Hospital on Saturday afternoon. I’m calling on the people of County Wexford, irrespective of their political beliefs, to come out and support this event.”
“The closure of this theatre is a clear act of downgrading of vital services at our hospital. The hospital management is not in any way to blame as they are subject to the restrictive budget laid down. With this the buck clearly stops with the Minister for Health.”
“Local people must stand up for their services. The Wexford people have never stood idly by while their hospital was endangered in the past and I know they won’t do so now.”
People attending the protest are asked to assemble by the traffic lights outside the grounds of Wexford General Hospital at 1.30pm on Saturday. All are welcome.