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Politicians are ‘putting patient safety at risk’ by holding up Navan Hospital emergency department closure

Hospital boss backs changes that will mean critically ill emergency patients go to Drogheda instead but local TDs are trying to block the move

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Delays in closing Navan Hospital’s emergency department due to political opposition are putting the lives of critically ill patients at risk, the hospital’s clinical director has warned.

Gerry McEntee, whose niece Justice Minister Helen McEntee is among those opposing the current HSE plan, has issued a sharp rebuke to politicians who he said are using “grossly inflated figures” to justify their concerns over a reconfiguration plan that would close the Navan A&E and divert some patients to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Co Louth.


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