Hospital that saved my dad is again in a fight for its life
Mallow General is a fine example of what patient care should be, and doesn't deserve downgrading, says Ralph Riegel
MALLOW General Hospital gave my father an extra 27 years of life. It's a debt that, five years after his death at the age of 82, is still firmly burned onto my memory.
The hospital has been good to my family for a long time -- my grandmother, Essie, received fantastic care there over the course of 30 years and the facility has also treated my uncles, my cousins, my friends and my neighbours.
My dad suffered a massive heart-attack in 1978 but, thanks to the skill, care and dedication of doctors and staff at Mallow General Hospital (MGH), he slowly recovered .