Fine Gael reneges on Roscommon again – Murphy

Fianna Fáil’s General Election candidate in Roscommon-Galway, Cllr. Eugene Murphy, has accused Fine Gael of reneging on its promises and further eroding health services in Co. Roscommon. 

  It’s being reported that one of the ambulances serving Roscommon town is to be moved to Loughglynn as part of a reconfiguration programme.  Cllr. Murphy said: “Following the closure of the A&E Department at Roscommon Hospital, then Health Minister James Reilly told the Dáil that the emergency service would be ‘supplemented by an additional ambulance so there would be four ambulances covering Roscommon during the day and three at night’. 

  “He claimed that there would be ‘extra paramedics available with a car to provide cover if all the ambulances are out of Roscommon at any given time’.

  “Now it’s emerged that Roscommon town is to lose one of its ambulances to Loughglynn, which will leave large parts of the county with a substantially reduced service. 

  “Fine Gael shut our A&E and now they’re determined to decimate our ambulance cover. 

  “Why is this Government consistently targeting Roscommon? 

  “Since coming to office Fine Gael has broken promise after promise, and this latest decision will leave people in Roscommon town exposed to potentially life-threatening emergencies.”