There is no progress on the long promised extension to the Emergency Department at Mayo University Hospital, according to Mayo Sinn Fein deputy Rose Conway Walsh.

The deputy says this situation was confirmed by the new Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly in response to a parliamentary question submitted by Fine Gael deputy Alan Dillon on developments at the hospital.

A modular / prefab extension of the Emergency Dept at the Castlebar hospital was promised by government nine years ago, but to date no funding has been approved, despite persistent overcrowding at the ED.

Deputy Conway Walsh has been giving more details to Midwest News today. She says the failure to deliver on the long promised extension to the ED, is further compounded by the present situation at Belmullet District hospital with just 5 patients at present, and no new admissions while maintenance works are underway indefinetely.

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