Just got a statement from Cllr Peadar Tóibín this minute. Himself and Joe Reilly have been up at the hospital talking to staff who are being briefed that all surgery will cease at Navan hospital from today.
'We have been told that Surgery services are to cease from today, A&E and Psychiatric services will go before 2012. Most other services support these elements and as a result will be lost. The Staff is being briefed right now. This is a disaster for Navan. Local health professionals have stated that Drogheda is not up to the job. It does not have the space or the confidence of the people of Meath. It is likely that we in Meath will be left with a 9am to 5pm Minor injuries Assessment Unit.