Tánaiste drops by to view work at hospital
TANAISTE Eamon Gilmore visited Wexford General Hospital on Friday to view at first hand the work on the hospital's new A&E and Maternity unit.
The A&E will be officially opened on June 6 and the maternity is due to open in September.
Mr. Gilmore was joined on the visit by local Labour councillors and election candidates and was given a tour of the new facility by Hospital Manager Lily Burns, Clinical Director Colm Quigley and A&E Consultant Paul Kelly.
The new A&E contains 17 individual treatment rooms, a separate area of children, new resuscitation rooms and triage rooms while the maternity has stand alone delivery suites and a new operating theatre.
The Tánaiste said he was delighted to see the facilities nearing completion and paid tribute to his cabinet colleague Brendan Howlin whom he said 'played a pivotal role in the fight to retain services at the hospital'.
Mr. Gilmore included the hospital visit as part of a whistle-stop tour of the South East Region.