Cllr Crosby also called for the reopening of Roscommon A&E Unit as a measure that would take pressure off other hospitals.
Asserting that the health service is presently “in crisis”, Cllr Crosby said industrial action would add “even further chaos in a clearly already unworkable situation”.
Speaking to the Roscommon People this week, Councillor Crosby said that the current trolley problem was not just a local issue, but “a state of emergency, which as of last Sunday, saw a total of 209 people on trolleys or chairs waiting for a bed in acute hospitals across the country, many of them waiting over 24 hours for same”.
Councillor Crosby continued: “This week, the HSE visited all acute hospitals to provide practical support in the midst of mounting pressure. It’s quite clear that the country is in a crisis situation, with greater demand on medicines for respiratory illness and pharmacies even running low of stock.
“The closure of Roscommon A&E is a decision that should never have been made, and it should be reopened immediately to access all possible resources and help take pressure off other hospitals at this time,” he concluded.