Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Committee on Public Petitions

Public Petition on St. Brigid’s Hospital, Carrick-on-Suir: Save St. Brigid’s Action Group

Mr. Barry Torpey:

The issue HIQA raised was the five beds. There are two five-bed wards and they would potentially have to come down to four-bed wards so there would be a patient lost from each of those wards. Two patients overall would be loss to that service. That is information we are surmising because that is not down on paper but it is implied by the HIQA report that there is a lack of space in that five-bed ward. The implication is that a four-bed ward would be the solution.