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UL Hospitals Group rule out Ennis General dialysis centre

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“No immediate plans” are in place to open a dialysis centre at Ennis General Hospital.

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Reopening of Ennis A&E gets new lifeline

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*Photograph: Firestone Hopes of reopening the 24 hour Accident and Emergency Unit at Ennis General Hospital have received a new lifeline.

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Dialysis centre at Ennis General would save Department €1000s

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Opening a kidney dialysis centre at Ennis General Hospital would save the Department of Health thousands of euro according to elected representatives of Clare County Council. A joint motion from councillors Pat Daly, Pat McMahon and James Breen requested the local authority to ask both the HSE and Department of Health “to provide a kidney…

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‘Fine Gael & Fianna Fáil dominance has not done Clare well’ – Tóibín

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Members of the Clare population who voted to retain the eighth amendment are unrepresented by politicians in the county according to Aontú Leader, Peadar Tóibín. Aontú held their first meeting in the county on Wednesday last where they recruited 25 to 30 members. Speaking to The Clare Echo, Tóibín said he was “delighted” with the…

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McGettigan maintains there is a mood for change in Clare

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*Pictured: Violet-Anne Wynne & Donna Deirdre McGettigan Enough is enough as far as Donna Deirdre McGettigan is concerned with the people of Clare hungry for change in how local government in the county is managed. Prior to Christmas, the Belfast native was selected as Sinn Féin’s candidate in the Ennis Municipal District for the local…

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Clare mental health activists considering national protest

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The protest outside Ennis General Hospital on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Peter Flannigan

MENTAL health activist Gary Fitzgibbon has said that the protest held outside Ennis Hospital on Saturday has made him realise that the state of the Mental Health Service is worse than he thought. Speaking to The Clare Echo, Gary claimed a young woman was turned away twice in the one day from the Acute Unit…

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Harty critical of decision to reject Kilrush Rd development

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Dr. Michael Harty has criticised An Bord Pleanála’s decision to reject planning permission for a supermarket, neighbourhood and medical centre on the Kilrush Rd in Ennis. As first reported by The Clare Echo at the beginning of June, plans for a supermarket with a licensed alcohol sales area, eight number neighbourhood centre retail units, medical…

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92 year old mother of 14 allegedly turned away from hospital was ‘dying in front’ of family

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A 92-year old Clare woman was close to death after being “turned away in a most cruel manner” by a member of staff at Ennis Hospital, according to Ennis Councillor Clare Colleran Molloy. Dolly Colleran is a mother of 14 from Quin and last Tuesday she sought “life-saving service” at Ennis Hospital where she was…

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‘Third world health service’ in Clare

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An Ennis Hospital Working Group is being established to “lobby Government and the HSE for the provision of a level three hospital or equivalent of 24 hour A&E for Ennis and Clare”. Proposed by councillors Johnny Flynn, Christy Curtin, Gerry Flynn, James Breen, Joe Cooney and PJ Kelly, all former members of the Ennis Hospital…

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Visitor ban at Ennis General Hospital lifted

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THE visitor ban at the Burren Ward in Ennis General Hospital has been lifted, though restrictions are still in place. HSE representatives are currently requesting that visitors to the Burren Ward are restricted to one visitor per patient only and between visiting hours of 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm. The visitor ban was…

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