Dun­dalk civil registry of­fice closed

Mid Louth Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE civil registry of­fice for births, deaths and mar­riages lo­cated at the Com­mu­nity Care Cen­tre on the Dublin Road in Dun­dalk has been ‘tem­po­rar­ily closed’ due to ‘staff short­ages.’

The cen­tre, which is lo­cated on the same cam­pus as the Louth County Hos­pi­tal, was closed on Mon­day, April 9, on what the HSE says on its web­site, is a ‘tem­po­rary’ sit­u­a­tion.

Cllr. Anne Camp­bell, a mem­ber of the Re­gional Health Fo­rum, says she was made aware of the is­sue last week when a new mum from North Louth went to the cen­tre to reg­is­ter the birth of her twins and found that it was closed.

The lady was told she had to go to the Hay­mar­ket Cen­tre in Drogheda in or­der to reg­is­ter the births.

The Louth coun­cil­lor has asked the HSE for a for­mal re­sponse to the sit­u­a­tion, and has not yet re­ceived a re­sponse, but says other in­quiries she has made re­veal that ‘staff short­ages’ are be­ing blamed for the clo­sure of the of­fice in Dun­dalk.

Cllr. Anne Camp­bell says she was made aware of the is­sue last week when a lady was told she had to go to the Hay­mar­ket Cen­tre in Drogheda in or­der to reg­is­ter the births.

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