A plan by the Department of Health for a new day hospital at Merlin Park in Galway falls well short of what was originally proposed.
That's according to Galway-based FG Senator Séan Kyne.
He has seen a plan under the Sláintecare programme which, he says, falls well short of the new elective hospital with 200 in-patient beds planned for Merlin Park.
Instead, this plan is for a day-surgery hospital with no overnight beds.
Senator Kyne told Midwest News that this watered-down plan, along with the delay in progressing the new Emergency Department at University Hospital Galway, are both disappointing for the people of the West.