Buttimer Has Questions to Answer Over A&E Issue-O'Leary
Sinn Féin councillor Chris O’Leary has called on Jerry Buttimer, as chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health, to clarify his position on the proposed closure of the A&E Unit at the South Infirmary Hospital.
Cllr O’Leary said:
“As chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer TD should have his finger on the pulse as regards the delivery of health services in Cork.”
“I think his constituents, who now face the loss of the Accident and Emergency Unit at the South Infirmary Hospital, have the right to know how long he has been aware of the impending closure and why he has kept silent about it.”
“They might also ask whether he intends to follow the honourable course taken by his predecessor as Chair of the Committee, Denis Naughten TD, who resigned from Fine Gael in protest at the withdrawal of A&E services from Roscommon Hospital.”
For further information or comment contact Cllr Chris O’Leary @ 087-2794307