Cashel Minor Injuries Unit To Reopen Next Week

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The Minor Injuries Unit in Cashel is set to reopen next week.

Sinn Féin’s Martin Browne says he’s been informed by the HSE that a doctor is expected to be taking up duties from next Monday, and it is anticipated that services should be in a position to resume fully.

It follows the recent temporary closure of the facility due to there being no doctor to run the service.

Deputy Browne says we could not allow a situation to develop where a temporary closure became long-term, with all of the negative impacts that would have on other services there such as blood testing, not to mention the knock-on effect it would have on the emergency department at Tipperary University Hospital and on the many GP services that are already at capacity.

The Cashel based TD welcomes the news but says the whole debacle brought into focus the ongoing issues with the recruitment and retention of staff within our health service – especially our community services.

Deputy Browne added that we must all continue to remain vigilant about the future of all medical services in our communities.