Simon Harris wants to hear what the public have to say
The Minister for Health Simon Harris has ordered a consultation process with the public on the future services in Portlaoise Hospital.
Minister Harris TD today has contacted the Laois Oireachtas members Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, Deputy Sean Fleming and Deputy Brian Stanley to inform them that he has asked his Department to conduct a consultation process in the New Year involving local clinicians and the community, and to confirm that it remains the case no decision has been made yet on the draft Action Plan for Portlaoise Hospital.
"It is regrettable that there has been confusion in recent days with regard to the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group Strategic Plan. This is not to be confused with the draft Action Plan for a new model of clinical service delivery in the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group.
"It remains the case, as outlined at a recent meeting with the Laois Oireachtas members, that I have not yet made any decision on the substance of the draft Action Plan. I have asked my Department to conduct a consultation process in this regard in the New Year with local clinicians and the community," said a statement.
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