Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith has received confirmation from the HSE that refurbishment work is planned for the resuscitation area of the Emergency Department in Cavan General Hospital in 2019.
The HSE were replying to Deputy Brendan Smith following further Parliamentary Questions he tabled to the Minister for Health in Dáil Éireann in relation to the need to improve existing accommodation and provide new facilities at the Emergency Department.
“It is disappointing that the HSE and RCSI Hospitals Group are not giving any indication that substantial improvement works will be undertaken in the Emergency Department at Cavan General. It is obvious that existing accommodation needs to be upgraded and additional facilities provided to cater for the increasing numbers attending the Emergency Department on an annual basis. In 2013 attendance at the Emergency Department was 30,000 and attendances in 2016 and 2017 were at 33,000.
“Sometime ago we were promised investment in the Emergency Department but it is obvious that the Minister and the HSE are not committing to a substantial investment”, stated Deputy Brendan Smith.