Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nanny's Bed

A big protest march, with some 3,000 people taking part, was held in Wicklow Town last Saturday, against the possible closure threat to Wicklow District Hospital, which cares for 20 long-stay patients.  The hospital may be downgraded, or closed, in the coming months after an audit found problems with the building.  Families whose relatives are in the hospital say there were no problems with the structure of the building and praised the care given to those resident at the unit.  A decision will be made next month by the HSE (Health Service Executive) which is the body responsible for the provision of healthcare, providing health and personal social services for everyone living in Ireland, with public funds.

Click here for a poignant story relating to the hospital's longest resident, Mary Staunton.

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