Dental services Suspended
Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has raised the issue of the suspension of dental services for school-going children at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe with the Minister for Health Simon Harris.
Deputy Murphy said that in response to constituents he recently investigated reports that dental services have been curtailed.
He established that a dental clinic in Portiuncula Hospital had been operating three days per week but that these services have been suspended in the past two weeks.
“I have tabled a number of parliamentary questions with the Minister for Health Simon Harris in relation to this matter as it is simply not acceptable and an outrageous situation to see the children of Ballinasloe being treated like second-class citizens” said Deputy Murphy
He is now calling for a reinstatement of the dental services at Portiuncula Hospital as a matter of urgency.