A Quin father of three has had his medical card revoked twice by the HSE since receiving a terminal diagnosis in July 2017.
Further frustration has been voiced with the current health offering for Ireland’s population in the Mid-West.
Policies in place surrounding assessment for accessing a medical card are leaving “a lot of people out in the cold”.
*Pat Hayes. Photograph: Martin Connolly Elections bring out a mix of emotions and that was certainly the case for Pat Hayes who was delighted first and foremost to be the second candidate elected in the Killaloe Municipal District but disgusted with the ongoing treatment of East Clare especially regarding Clare Bus.
*Marie McMahon. Photograph: John Mangan A North Clare woman has spoke publicly for the first time about the horrifying last days endured by her deceased husband on a trolley at University Hospital Limerick.
*Dr. Des Shearer. Photograph: John Mangan A Junior Doctor working at University Hospital Limerick has criticised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for failing to visit hospitals during his recent trips to the Mid-West.
*Crowds from Sunday’s protest. Photograph: John Mangan Approximately 250 people attended a protest in Ennis on Sunday afternoon voicing their frustrations loud and clear with the current health care offering in the Mid-West of Ireland.
Management of Ennis General Hospital have quashed calls for it to become a model three hospital.
A motion of no confidence in Minister for Health, Simon Harris was approved by elected members of Clare County Council on Monday evening.
Frustration has been expressed locally as the Taoiseach has stated his opposition to reopening a twenty four hour A&E at Ennis General Hospital.