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This afternoon members of the Save our Crumlin Children’s Hospital Campaign occupied the National Hospital Office of the HSE at Dr Stevens Hospital. They were joined by People Before Profit local election candidates Brid Smith and Cllr Joan Collins.

Brid Smith and Cllr. Joan Collins of People Before Profit alongside Teresa Shallow and Mary Byrne take on the Communications Officer of the HSE

They were protesting at cutbacks at Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin which include the closure of St Josephs ward from today.

Earlier this week the Campaign revealed that the due to a forecasted deficit of €9.6 million, three wards will shut down this year, starting with St Joseph ’s. Two more will close in July and August.

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Because of a forecasted deficit of €9.6 million, three wards will shut down this year, starting with St Joseph ’s due to close on May 14th with two more to close in July and August.

Cllr Joan Collins (People Before Profit Alliance- Crumlin/Walkinstown)

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Save our Crumlin Children’s Hospital Campaign Protest

Protest at Crumlin Children’s Hospital

 

Tuesday May 12th at 6pm

HSE hospital network manager John Bulfin stated in a letter to Crumlin Children’s Hospital in January: “Savings should be targeted to ensure frontline patient care services are appropriately maintained.” This is what he means by maintaining appropriate patient care services.
· Because of a forecasted deficit of €9.6 million, three wards will shut down this year, starting with St Joseph ’s due to close on May 14th with two more to close in July and August.