Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Questions (1258)

Matt Carthy

Question:

1258. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health if he will commission an examination into the potential for restoring accident and emergency services at Monaghan hospital in view of the pressures evident at Cavan and Drogheda, particularly with Covid-19 restrictions remaining in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15703/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Monaghan Hospital and Cavan General Hospital operate as a single entity, with an integrated managerial and clinical governance system, care pathways and support functions. The Emergency Department is located at Cavan General Hospital, while the facilities at Monaghan Hospital are focused on elective care and the streaming of appropriate patients to the Minor Injuries Unit located on site.

Monaghan Hospital also continues to provide Theatre, Day Services, Diagnostic Services, Ambulatory Care and Out-Patient Services.