He was the standout story from the 2016 General Election in Clare but Dr Michael Harty has confirmed he will not be seeking re-election to Dáil Éireann.
*Brenda Bleach, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Injury Unit in Ennis Hospital. Photograph: Brian Arthur A three percent increase has been recorded in the amount of patients that have used the local injury unit at Ennis General Hospital in 2019.
*Cllr Mary Howard. Photograph: Gary Collins Politicians in Clare have hit out at “unacceptable staff shortages” at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) when it comes to diabetic services.
Newmarket-on-Fergus will continue to be without a GP until early 2020 at the earliest with concern growing in the parish due to the gradual decline in services and amenities.
Minister for Health, Simon Harris has been written to by Clare County Council asking that GPs be given the power to refer patients to facilities in the private sector due to ongoing overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick.
Quin cancer campaigner, John Wall has received a commitment from the Minister for Health to review the Terminal Illness Card.
Laura Brennan’s advocacy work has been acknowledged with the renaming of a medal in her honour.
Student nurses have been told there are no prospects of them securing posts in Clare and Limerick according to one elected representative.
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.