Trolley Number Comparisons Masking Scale of Crisis At South Tipp General – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said the Irish Medical Organisations ranking of hospitals by the numbers patients on trolleys does not accurately reflect the scale of the challenges present at South Tipperary General Hospital. Deputy McGrath was speaking as STGH has again been ranked as having 26 patients’ on trolleys, the second highest in the […]

Delivery of South Tipp General ‘Patient Hotel’ Showing Little Signs Of Progress – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he is increasingly concerned that the delivery of the Modular Patient Unit or ‘Patient Hotel’ for South Tipperary General Hospital (STGH will not become available for at least another year. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister for Health Simon Harris confirmed to him that the mini-tender procurement process […]

Tipperary Patients Now Waiting 51 Months For HSE Urology Appointments – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said confirmation of patients in Tipperary routinely waiting up to 51 months for an appointment with a Consultant Urologist at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) is absolutely outrageous. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he made representations on behalf of several constituents who have been on Urology waiting lists for the last […]

Only One Ambulance On Night Duty In Each Of Tipperary’s Main Towns – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris and the National Ambulance Service to immediately increase the number of ambulances covering all the major towns in County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after information supplied to him following a Parliamentary Question showed that Clonmel, Thurles, Cashel and Tipperary Town and […]

Fitness Freak’s free fruit initiative to keep children healthy begins in Tipperary hospital

A visit to a vending machine while his son was in hospital was the catalyst for health and fitness trainer, Richard Kennedy, to launch his Free Fruit for All campaign in South Tipperary General Hospital.  The Rathgormack man is on a mission to engage with parents and retailers on the need to educate children and […]

South Tipp General Consultant slams delay in modular unit construction – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has voiced his concern regarding remarks made by South Tipperary General Hospital (STGH) Consultant Mr Paud O’Regan with respect to the cancellation of elective surgeries at the facility as well as the likelihood that the promised modular accommodation will not be delivered in the next year. Deputy McGrath was speaking after […]

Minister Harris Sould Assert More Ministerial Authority Over HSE – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to assert more ministerial authority over the HSE with respect to the ongoing national trolley crisis. Deputy McGrath was speaking as South Tipperary General Hospital (STGH) continues to operate under the HSE Full Capacity Protocol for the twelfth consistent month in a […]

Spend On Our Lady’s Hospital Cashel May Be Referred To Public Accounts Committee – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has indicated that he may have to refer the reconstruction costs associated with Our Lady’s Hospital Cashel (OLH) to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Deputy McGrath said he is making the comments pending final confirmation from the Southern/South East Health Forum that the three storey hospital will in fact never […]

HSE confirm tender process for STGH Patient Hotel has still not begun – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris, and the HSE, to immediately escalate the tender process with respect to the patient hotel facility for South Tipperary General Hospital (STGH). Deputy McGrath was speaking after the HSE Procurement Office confirmed to him that so called ‘Mini Tender Competitions’ which are […]

Healy – South Tipperary General Hospital urgently needs 40 additional beds to rescue patients from trolley chaos at the hospital

South Tipperary General Hospital urgently needs 40 additional beds to rescue patients from trolley chaos at the hospital. These additional beds are absolutely essential and would make a huge difference for patients and staff. The Winter Health Service Initiative of the Government is generally disappointing. It is particularly so as regarding extra beds at South […]

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