'We will fight tooth and nail to save our health centre'
Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00
RESIDENTS in Camolin have vowed to fight 'tooth and nail' to save the local health centre, which the HSE says will close later this year.
'The health centre is being threatened, post offices are being threatened, and small businesses are under threat,' said Jack Redmond, chairman of Camolin Development Association. 'The closure of Camolin Health Centre will be another nail in the coffin, and soon there will be nothing left in the village except the graveyard.'
He said that locals have been told that the centre is to close because it is 'not fit for purpose', but he pointed out that it's very busy every day.
'It would be a serious loss to Camolin,' said Jack. 'There used to be a doctor's clinic there twice a week, but we lost that last year. A lot of people go to the District Nurse there every morning, especially elderly people, and they will be forced to try get a bus to Ferns or Gorey instead.'