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Portlaoise Hospital services need to be secured by new Government, says...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called on the new Government to commit to a plan that "gives certainty regarding the emergency department...

Expectant Laois parents voice frustration at HSE maternity regulations

Expectant parents of Laois babies have voiced their frustrations at the tight restrictions in Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise that surround giving birth due...

Portlaoise Emergency Services needs to be secured in Programme for Government,...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that the retention of the Emergency Department at Portlaoise Hospital should be secured in the new Programme...

‘Government is making fools out of those who depend upon Portlaoise...

Laois TD Brian Stanley has today told the Government to not 'take the people of Laois for granted' after further delays expected in the...

In Pictures: Ballylinan NS scrub up on their medical knowledge for...

Monday May 27 saw the pupils of Ballylinan NS scrub up on their medical knowledge for Emergency Medicine Day. Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, along with...

Portlaoise hospital among those hoping to recruit EU nurses amidst Brexit...

Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, is among the hospitals aiming to recruit at Nursing and Midwifery Job Fair in London on Saturday, April 13. The NHS...

HSE won’t disclose if staff are liable for Portlaoise baby deaths

The HSE are refusing to say if a review has shown staff had liability in cases of avoidable baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital, according to...

Portlaoise hospital spent €10.8 million on agency staff in 2018 –...

According to figures released to Sinn Féin, Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise was the second highest spender on agency staff in the country. According to a statement...

Harris must now cancel proposals to downgrade Portlaoise Hospital – Fleming

Laois TD Sean Fleming has called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to immediately cancel and withdraw the proposals on his desk for the...

More than half of hospital staff in Midlands and Naas don’t...

A survey conducted with staff in Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise, Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore and Naas General Hospital has revealed that only 44 percent...

Portlaoise Hospital action committee welcomes positive Varadkar comments

The local Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee says it is no longer practical to downgrade the hospital and has welcomed positive comments from Taoiseach Leo...

Concern over foetal monitors used in 11 hospitals including Portlaoise

The Health Service Executive is reviewing safety concerns about foetal monitors used in several Irish maternity hospitals, including Portlaoise. Eleven hospitals were issued with a...

Prisoner who escaped in Portlaoise remains at large

A prisoner who escaped from prison in Portlaoise remains at large, it has emerged. The Irish Prison Service confirmed that Darren McInerney, who was serving...

Labour pushes for answers on the future of Portlaoise hospital

There are no plans to close the emergency department at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise,  An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told Labour Party Leader Brendan...

Decision by Minister Harris on engagement welcomed by hospital action committee

The decision by Simon Harris to order the HSE to engage in a consultation process on the future of Portlaoise hospital has been welcomed...

Breaking: Controversial HSE strategy launch cancelled

The controversial launch of a HSE strategy which included the proposed downgrade of Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise is believed to have been cancelled. “I welcome...

Angry council exchanges as blame is dished out over hospital plan

The five-year strategy by the HSE which includes the downgrade of Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise will be “physically removed” from Dr Susan O’Reilly’s hands...

Hospital action committee seeks urgent meeting with Taoiseach on leaked report

The Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee has requested an urgent meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister Simon Harris and Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin on...

Hospital Action group calls on Flanagan to pass on ‘bin’ comments...

The Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee has called on Charlie Flanagan to tell Minister for Health Simon Harris to 'bin' the report proposing the downgrade...

Portlaoise hospital is a ‘national asset’ – government minister

The hospital in Portlaoise is a ‘national asset’ Minister Damien English said on his visit to Portlaoise, adding that the Minister for Health will...

Calls for publication of report on future of Portlaoise hospital

The Minister for Health has been called on to publish the report on the future services at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Cllr Jerry Lodge had...

Permanent post set to be filled at Portlaoise hospital

A permanent ophthalmic post is set to be filled at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, it has been confirmed this week. Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley...

Varadkar as Taoiseach could be bad news for Portlaoise hospital –...

The appointment of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach could be bad news for the hospital in Portlaoise, according to one local TD. Sinn Féin TD Brian...

HSE report highlights improvements at Portlaoise hospital

A total of 107 complaints from maternity patients of the hospital in Portlaoise were examined as part of a clinical review, which identifies 28...

Laois doctors upbeat after ministerial meeting on Portlaoise hospital

A member of the delegation of Laois consultants and GPs said they were upbeat following a "productive meeting" on the future of Portlaoise hospital...

GPs to ‘plead the case’ for Portlaoise hospital with Minister this...

Local GPs are to “plead the case” on behalf of the Portlaoise hospital, when they meet Minister for Health Simon Harris this evening. The delegation...

Laois GPs to meet Health Minister on future of Portlaoise hospital

A crucial meeting between local GPs and Minister Simon Harris is due to take place tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss the future of Portlaoise hospital. The...

Portlaoise hospital action plan must be published – Stanley

The action plan for Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise must be published urgently, according to Deputy Brian Stanley. Reacting to yesterday’s statement from the HSE on...

Consultants at Portlaoise hospital pay nothing for private patient rooms

Consultants at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise are paying nothing to use rooms for their private patient appointments, while €322,017 was taken in from the...

Simon Harris ‘didn’t want to’ visit Portlaoise A&E

Minister Simon Harris didn’t visit the accident and emergency department of Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise when he paid a recent visit to the hospital...