Sinn Féin Calls On Health Minister To Take Action On UHL Overcrowding

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Sinn Fein is questioning how the Health Minister expects to address the absolute crisis at University Hospital Limerick at the same time as the health service is being unfunded.

It follows news yesterday the UHL trolley figures reached new heights yesterday, with 130 people without a bed. 

Martin Browne says it’s impossible to understand how, at a time of record demand on the services of UHL, the funding needed to cover the true cost of running the HSE has been withheld.

The Cashel based TD says the improvement in services across the region which we were promised have not been delivered.

Deputy Browne is calling for clarity on whether the budget will impact on capital projects designed to deliver capacity at UHL, elsewhere in the Mid-West, or elsewhere in Tipperary such as Tipperary University Hospital.