CHERRY ORCHARD HOSPITAL CAMPAIGN ESCALATES HOSPITAL PROTESTS

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Families and supporters of the Cherry Orchard Hospital campaign today escalated their protest action tomorrow by placing pickets on the hospital from 10am to 1pm. Further pickets will be placed on Thursday from 10am to 1pm. The action is being taken to focus attention on serious cuts to bed numbers in the Hospital. Cherry Orchard management intend to close down a unit which has 18 beds for patients in the West Dublin area who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Following meetings with management and families and also involving local councillors, no resolution to the dispute has been found. The campaign calls on the HSE to lift the recruitment embargo and employ the four nurses and four care workers required to deliver the service to keep this very important service running.

For more information contact Councillor Brid Smith 087 9090166