Tipp TD Believes Nenagh Staffing Issues Will Be Resolved Soon

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Staffing issues at Nenagh Hospital Medical Assessment Unit will soon be resolved, according to Tipperary TD Jackie Cahill.

The Thurles based TD has raised the issue with the Dept of Health and says that it will be fully staffed in the very near future as plans are in place to recruit the relevant staff.

Deputy Cahill revealed last Autumn that Nenagh MAU was working at a quarter of its capacity on a daily basis, and this was cause for serious concern for a number of north Tipperary’s 35 GPs, who were regularly unable to get their patients referred to Nenagh MAU due to staffing issues, and instead had to send their patients into the Regional Hospital’s A&E department.

Speaking on the resolution of this issue today,  Deputy Cahill says  a consultant commenced a post in Nenagh MAU in December, and that a Senior House Officer and Registrar have also been recruited and will commence working  in the near future once the relevant HR processes are complete.