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NEWS Portlaoise Hospital  Thousands lined the streets of Portlaoise for the 'Light for Lives' rally to save Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise The baby boom continues in Laois The...

Mother gives heartwarming testimony about Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

The Midlands Hospital Portlaoise has had its fair share of bad stories over the past few years, but a Laois woman's testimony about giving...

In Pictures: Thousands support the Light for Lives rally for Midlands...

Thousands of people converged on Portlaoise from all corners of the county and beyond for a 'Light for Lives' protest rally against the proposed...

Flanagan tells Dr O’Reilly to ‘bin’ plan to downgrade Portlaoise Hospital

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has told Dr Susan O'Reilly to 'bin' her plan to downgrade the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. The Fine Gael...

Electric Picnic and Ploughing Championship in doubt if Hospital is downgraded

The reduction of services at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise will mean no more large scale events such as the Electric Picnic and the National...

Weather hits Hospital campaign as Mountmellick meeting is postponed

Over 500 people attending public meetings in Mountrath and Abbeyleix on Wednesday evening as the campaign to save Portlaoise Hospital visited towns around the...

Hospital Action Committee announce date for protest in Portlaoise

The main community group behind the campaign to save the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise from downgrade has announced that they will be holding...

Minister should support the hospital and ‘end this uncertainty for all...

At the recent AGM of Laois Fianna Fail on Friday, November 17, there was strong support from members for the retention and indeed upgrading...

‘Dismay’ and ‘shock’ as Dr Susan O’Reilly visit to Portlaoise Hospital...

The Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee have hit out strongly at the decision of Dr Susan O'Reilly to visit the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise today...

Hospital campaign to visit towns outside Portlaoise as fight to prevent...

The local group fighting to prevent the downgrading of services at Portlaoise Hospital are taking their campaign to towns around the county next week...

Stanley: Will Charlie Flanagan and Fine Gael sign death warrants of...

Sinn Feinn TD Brian Stanley says that closing Portlaoise Hospital's A&E unit is as good as signing the death warrants of Laois patients. He has...

‘Total shock’ at hospital plan says Laois TD Fleming

Laois TD Sean Fleming has said there is total shock at the contents of the leaked report prepared by the Regional Manager of the...

Future of hospital will be known before Christmas, says Minister Harris

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that the plan for Portlaoise Hospital will be made clear before Christmas. Midlands 103 have reported Harris as...

Laois GPs state ‘total lack of confidence’ in Dr Susan O’Reilly

Laois GPs have expressed a "total lack of confidence" in Dr Susan O'Reilly as CEO of the Dublin-Midlands Leinster Hospital Group "to provide a...

Fr Paddy: Portlaoise Midlands Hospital … An essential service

A recent public meeting regarding maintaining essential and lifesaving services, in Portlaiose General Hospital, was extremely well attended. There was universal consensus, that Portlaoise Midlands...

‘You mess with our services and we’ll mess with yours’ says...

A number of options on how best to protest the proposed downgrading of Accident and Emergency services in Portlaoise Hospital were discussed at Tuesday...

New committee formed in the latest stage of the battle to...

Portlaoise community activist Tommy Timmons has been elected as the new chairman of the Hospital Action Committee and John Hanniffy is the new secretary...

Wired with Whelan: Demographics not demonstrations the only way to halt...

  Your love is like bad medicine Bad medicine is what I need, whoa Shake it up just like bad medicine There ain't no doctor that can cure...

In Pictures: Huge crowd attends public meeting to save Portlaoise Hospital

Well over 300 people of all political persuasions, of all ages and all backgrounds gathered in the Midlands Park Hotel last night and the...

First steps taken towards march on the Dáil after public meeting...

A committee has been formed and a first meeting will be held next week to plan the next step in the battle to save...

Wired with Whelan Revisited: No Hollywood ending in sight for Portlaoise...

A prophetic piece on the hospital from LaoisToday back in April when we sounded a serious warning based on the ominous lack of commitment...
Getting access to ambulances and Emergency Services for stricken GAA players could be restricted if the proposed rescalement of Portlaoise Hospital goes ahead

GAA clubs urged to attend meeting to save Portlaoise Hospital

All GAA clubs in Laois are being urged to attend a meeting to save Portlaoise Hospital from a possible downgrade. An emergency public meeting in...

Public meeting called in relation to Portlaoise Hospital

An emergency public meeting has been called in relation to the proposed downgrading of services at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise has been...

Laois TD says he has read Portlaoise Hospital downgrade report

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says he has read Dr Susan O Reilly’s Plan to Downgrade Portlaoise Hospital. Deputy Stanley broke the news yesterday about...

Investigation into burglary and assault of elderly couple

An elderly man is being treated for head injuries at Portlaoise hospital after raiders broke into his house overnight and threatened him and his...

Wired with Whelan: There is no Hollywood ending in sight for...

Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true? Or is it something worse. (The River, Bruce Springsteen) We mightn’t like what she is saying but...

Boost for Portlaoise Hospital as key positions filled

There has been a significant boost for the stricken Portlaoise Hospital with the news that several key positions have been filled. Minister for Foreign Affairs...

Portlaoise hospital management outline meeting details

Following a meeting on the future services at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise yesterday a statement has been released by the hospital management group. The statement...

Meeting held to discuss downgrade of Portlaoise A&E

Controversial proposals to downgrade the A&E services at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise are understood to have been discussed with staff at a meeting this...