South Tipperary General Hospital Press Statement – Save Our Acute Hospital Services Committee

The Save Our Acute Hospital Services Committee welcomes the long awaited approval for the construction of a 40 bed modular inpatient unit at South Tipperary General Hospital announced by the Minister for Health last Friday. The announcement is the culmination of almost 2 years work and pressure by the Committee, patients and their families, hospital […]

Patients Suffer As Bloated HSE Managerial Gravy Train Expands – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that confirmation of the ever expanding number of HSE Managers will lead to significant frustration and anger among parents and service users in County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the latest statistics from the HSE revealed that it appointed 3 new managers for every week of 2017: “These […]

Seamus Healy TD Demands 40 Additional Beds For South Tipperary General Hospital

Seamus Healy TD:”Last night I spoke in the Dáil for a short time, during which time I reminded the Minister for Health of his promises in relation to South Tipperary General Hospital. In particular I sought the urgent provision of additional beds as promised by Minister Harris on his visit to the hospital last year. […]

Free Walk-In Skin Cancer Screening In Clonmel

As part of Euromelanoma 2017 the Consultant Dermatologists from Waterford University Hospital and South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork will offer a free walk-in skin cancer screening in the Out-patients Department of South Tipperary General Hospital , Clonmel on Saturday May 27th from 9.30 to 11.30 am. All adults welcome. Euro-Melanoma is a pan-European prevention campaign against skin cancer. Skin cancer is the […]

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 […]

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