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# Roscommon Hospital

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# To be Frank
"Fully vindicated" - Frank Feighan is set to contest the next election for Fine Gael
Feighan had chosen to not contest last year’s general election after spending nine years in Dáil Éireann.
# Downgraded
'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand'
Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan opens up about a turbulent four years that convinced him to retire from politics.
# Roscommon
Ming seeks compensation from Fine Gael TD over Irish Times interview
Luke Ming Flanagan has taken legal action against former constituency rival Frank Feighan.
# Time to go
Another TD hangs up his hat: Frank Feighan won't be running for Fine Gael
He came under fire for backing the closure of the emergency department at Roscommon Hospital.
# Roscommon
'A shambles': Hospital being charged €6,000 a week for x-ray reading by consultants
The Saolta hospital group has failed to fill a vacancy that has been open since the beginning of this year.
# Emergency Department
Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse
Consultants at the hospital said this week that the hospital is providing a safer service since the closure of the Emergency Department.
# Roscommon Hospital
'Staffing still a problem' at Roscommon psychiatric unit
Minister of State Kathleen Lynch said there have been some “blockages” to implementing the government’s Vision for Change at the hospital.
# Psychiatric Care
TD slams 'chaotic' plan to move MORE patients into struggling psychiatric unit
Denis Naughten has demanded an immediate audit of staffing levels, saying it’s clear the current levels are inadequate.
# Psychiatric Care
HSE to meet with interest groups over 'mayhem' at Roscommon Hospital unit
Concerns have been raised about safety at the psychiatric care unit at the hospital following the recent death of a mother-of-two and a number of assaults on staff and patients.
# Roscommon Hospital
The one Roscommon nurse out on sick leave was assaulted by patient, says PNA
The Psychiatric Nurses Association denies the Taoiseach’s claims that a staffing crisis at Roscommon County Hospital’s psychiatric unit has been caused by sick leave.
# Mental Health
Death of mum-of-two sparks calls for inquiry into Roscommon psychiatric care
There have also been a number of assaults on staff in the hospital in recent weeks.
# Ambulance
Ambulance service defends actions after teen's death in two-hour journey
The National Ambulance Service says it followed all correct protocols, and says the shortest route isn’t always the best one.
# Emergency Services
'People are dying' - pleas for a basic emergency service in Roscommon after death of teen
Roscommon Hospital Action Committee has said that there are people dying because of the decision to remove emergency services from the hospital.
# Hospitals
HSE agency staff ban 'will force more shutdowns like Roscommon'
Emergency departments in several more smaller hospitals could be forced to close, a medical association has warned.
# Facebook
Mayor defends calling local residents 'spineless' in four-letter Facebook rant
Boyle mayor Jane Suffin said she hopes the criticisms will be a “wake-up call” to her constituents.
# Nowhere to Hyde
Taoiseach will not attend Connacht Final
But it’s nothing to do with the planned protest against the closure of A&E services at Roscommon hospital, insists Enda Kenny.
# Roscommon
Mortality figures at Roscommon hospital disputed
The government has been accused of misleading the public – and the HSE has admitted that HIQA inspectors never visited Roscommon Hospital before compiling their reports.
# Roscommon
Enda Kenny 'regrets confusion' over hospital election promises
The Taoiseach has insisted he was forced to backtrack on campaign pledges by safety fears at Roscommon A&E.
# Roscommon
Enda Kenny made election pledge to protect Roscommon A&E
The Taoiseach promised to “defend” the hospital’s emergency ward, which will be closed tomorrow.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
# Hospitals
Downsizing of small hospitals 'not yet agreed', says Reilly
The Health Minister insisted plans to reduce services at regional hospitals are still “being discussed”.
# Roscommon Hospital
Denis Naughten loses Fine Gael whip over Roscommon Hospital vote
Naughten loses whip for voting against his party on the hospital cuts, while Frank Feighan faces the wrath of constituents for voting ‘Yes’.
# Roscommon Hospital
Govt wins Roscommon Hospital vote amid cuts protest outside Dáil
Tense scenes in the Dáil ahead of this evening’s vote on cutting Roscommon’s emergency department.
# Roscommon
Roscommon hospital protesters take the fight to Government
A protest will take place outside Leinster House tonight – amid claims the cardiac death rate in Roscommon hospital is four times that in Galway.
# Roscommon
Roscommon Hospital A&E to close Monday
The emergency unit is being replaced by an ‘urgent care unit’, but what does that mean? What can it treat?
# one man protest
Rogue protester disrupts trains by chaining himself to bridge
Man chains himself to Athlone bridge in one-man protest over cuts at Roscommon Hospital.
# Health Crisis
Junior doctor shortage looming in ten days' time, warns Minister
Dr James Reilly said more than 200 posts are still unfilled as he revealed plans to shut down A&E services at one hospital.
# Tragedy
Roscommon farmer killed by falling trailer
Death is third to occur on Irish farms so far this year.
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