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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Tánaiste drops by to view work at hospital

TANAISTE Eamon Gilmore visited Wexford General Hospital on Friday to view at first hand the work on the hospital's new A&E and Maternity unit.

The A&E will be officially opened on June 6 and the maternity is due to open in September.

Mr. Gilmore was joined on the visit by local Labour councillors and election candidates and was given a tour of the new facility by Hospital Manager Lily Burns, Clinical Director Colm Quigley and A&E Consultant Paul Kelly.

The new A&E contains 17 individual treatment rooms, a separate area of children, new resuscitation rooms and triage rooms while the maternity has stand alone delivery suites and a new operating theatre.

The Tánaiste said he was delighted to see the facilities nearing completion and paid tribute to his cabinet colleague Brendan Howlin whom he said 'played a pivotal role in the fight to retain services at the hospital'.

Mr. Gilmore included the hospital visit as part of a whistle-stop tour of the South East Region.

Wexford People

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