Belmullet Hospital

  • The HSE is planning to reduce the number of beds at Belmullet District Hospital from 20 to 15.

    That's according to Erris-based Senator Rose Conway-Walsh, who has told Midwest News today that HSE senior officials informed unions on Friday that the number of beds will be reduced by 5.

    The Sinn Fein Senator says she's very concerned at this development - after assurances were given earlier this month by Government that Belmullet Hospital would not be downgraded.

    Senator Conway-Walsh is now calling for clarification on the matter.

  • A huge crowd attended last night’s public meeting in the Talbot Hotel surrounding the future of the Belmullet District Hospital and Aras Deirbhle Nursing Home.

    Local Sinn Fein Senator Rose Conway-Walsh who organised the meeting, says it was evident last night how much the hospital means to the people of Erris.

    Senator Conway Walsh says while there was a lot of anger in the room, it was an extremely constructive meeting.

    She believes there is mistrust between the HSE and the local community.