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Reduction in age limit at Minor Injury Unit in Dundalk expected to proceed this September

Reduction in age limit at Minor Injury Unit in Dundalk expected to proceed this September

The reduction in the age limit for patients at the Minor Injuries Unit at the Louth County Hospital in Dundalk is expected to go ahead this September.

That’s according to June Molloy, Communications Manager for the RCSI Hospital Group who run the Dublin Road hospital.

Writing to local TD Fergus O’Dowd in a response to a parliamentary question on the matter, Ms Molloy said: “It is envisaged that the Minor Injury Unit at Louth County Hospital will be in a position to see patients over five years of age with minor injuries by the end of September 2018.”

The age limit, currently set at 14, was due to fall to 5 in February following an announcement by Health Minister Simon Harris on a visit to the hospital last November.

This deadline and subsequent others were not met resulting in fears it would not proceed at all.

In a latter to Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams in May the RCSI Hospital Group blamed “unanticipated resignations” for the delay.

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