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Thread: St. Columcilles hospital in Loughlinstown is to lose its Accident and Emergency department in July

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    Default St. Columcilles hospital in Loughlinstown is to lose its Accident and Emergency department in July

    According to the Wicklow Times Eamon Gilmore has briefed Wicklow TD's about the imminent closure.

    The alternative to St. Columcilles A & E, which serves 21,000 patients every year is St. Vincent's hospital which is completely overstretched already as frequently patients are left on trolleys despite the staff’s best efforts.

    This U-turn, yet another by traitor Gilmore places the safety of the population of South County Dublin and Wicklow in danger. What can the possible justification for closing A & Es be? If any cuts are to be made to frontline services (& needless to say none of this should occur before TDs salaries pensions & perks are curtailed) surely there are other less time-critical facilities that can be scaled back?
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    No surprise. This was flagged up months back.

    Loughlinstown is the closest A&E to me and I wouldn't be too pushed about this. St. Vincent's and Tallaght are only a further 10/15 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveM View Post
    No surprise. This was flagged up months back.

    Loughlinstown is the closest A&E to me and I wouldn't be too pushed about this. St. Vincent's and Tallaght are only a further 10/15 minutes.
    What about people other than yourself who live further away than you? Who are elderly & suffer a stroke or a heart attack? That's 10 or 15 mins extra to a journey that already takes maybe 30 mins from say Wicklow/Arklow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwithirony View Post
    According to the Wicklow Times Eamon Gilmore has briefed Wicklow TD's about the imminent closure.

    The alternative to St. Columcilles A & E, which serves 21,000 patients every year is St. Vincent's hospital which is completely overstretched already as frequently patients are left on trolleys despite the staff’s best efforts.

    This U-turn, yet another by traitor Gilmore places the safety of the population of South County Dublin and Wicklow in danger. What can the possible justification for closing A & Es be? If any cuts are to be made to frontline services (& needless to say none of this should occur before TDs salaries pensions & perks are curtailed) surely there are other less time-critical facilities that can be scaled back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwithirony View Post
    According to the Wicklow Times Eamon Gilmore has briefed Wicklow TD's about the imminent closure.

    The alternative to St. Columcilles A & E, which serves 21,000 patients every year is St. Vincent's hospital which is completely overstretched already as frequently patients are left on trolleys despite the staff’s best efforts.

    This U-turn, yet another by traitor Gilmore places the safety of the population of South County Dublin and Wicklow in danger. What can the possible justification for closing A & Es be? If any cuts are to be made to frontline services (& needless to say none of this should occur before TDs salaries pensions & perks are curtailed) surely there are other less time-critical facilities that can be scaled back?
    Ok.

    1. It is 10 minutes drive from Loughlinstown to St. Vincent's

    2. The A&E in Vincents is actually one of the most improved in the country. The numbers on trollies fell by a quarter in 2012 alone.

    But sher, we should still have an A&E in every parish, regardless of quality, cost, footfall, etc......

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwithirony View Post
    What about people other than yourself who live further away than you? Who are elderly & suffer a stroke or a heart attack? That's 10 or 15 mins extra to a journey that already takes maybe 30 mins from say Wicklow/Arklow.
    There is always Wexford Hospital
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Tubbs View Post
    Ok.

    1. It is 10 minutes drive from Loughlinstown to St. Vincent's

    2. The A&E in Vincents is actually one of the most improved in the country. The numbers on trollies fell by a quarter in 2012 alone.

    But sher, we should still have an A&E in every parish, regardless of quality, cost, footfall, etc......
    You're ignoring just about every pertinent point already made, & your post can therefore be instantly dismissed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwithirony View Post
    What about people other than yourself who live further away than you? Who are elderly & suffer a stroke or a heart attack? That's 10 or 15 mins extra to a journey that already takes maybe 30 mins from say Wicklow/Arklow.
    Can't have an A&E at the end of every street. In any event in an ambulance, i.e. in an emergecy, it would be less than that amount of time.
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    also if one has a few euros in your back pocket you have the Beacon, Blackrock clinic and the VHI clinic in Dundrum for all your "walking woudned" compalints. Im only around the corner from Vincents but it wouldnt be my first choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Tubbs View Post
    Ok.

    1. It is 10 minutes drive from Loughlinstown to St. Vincent's......
    10 mins flight maybe, even at ambulance speed it will be closer to 20 mins.

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