Wel­come new docs to town

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I AM pleased to re­port on the lat­est ac­tiv­ity and pos­i­tive de­vel­op­ments with which your lo­cal Com­mu­nity Ad­vi­sory Net­work (CAN) has been in­volved since the last meet­ing in Fe­bru­ary.

As a re­sult of feed­back at the last meet­ing, work has been done to im­prove the ex­pe­ri­ence for Charleville res­i­dents trav­el­ling by bus to Roma for ap­point­ments.

I am there­fore happy to say a tran­sit lounge has been set up at Roma Hos­pi­tal so peo­ple have some­where safe and com­fort­able to wait dur­ing that time be­tween ar­riv­ing at Roma and their sched­uled ap­point­ments and also while wait­ing for their re­turn bus.

Trav­el­ling pa­tients can ring the spe­cial­ist out­pa­tient book­ings staff prior to the day of their ap­point­ment to make sure their ap­point­ment is well ahead of the re­turn bus trip and then wait in the tran­sit lounge for their bus de­par­ture time.

A pos­i­tive change also has oc­curred in the Charleville Hos­pi­tal Emer­gency Depart­ment as a re­sult of feed­back from the CAN.

In re­la­tion to doc­tors in Charleville, I was very pleased to hear the an­nounce­ment from the South West HHS that three per­ma­nent new doc­tors have been re­cruited for the town and have all started work.

— Anne O’Brien Charleville Com­mu­nity Ad­vi­sory Net­work Chair

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