A&E reforms come into effect in mid-west region

Major changes to hospital emergency services are coming into effect in the mid-west region today.

Twenty-four-hour A&E services in Ennis and Nenagh hospitals are being cut to 12 hours, with patients required to attend the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick between 8pm and 8am.

Trade unions have agreed to the move after securing a promise of job security from the HSE during talks at the LRC.

They were also promised 15 new beds in Limerick and ongoing reviews of the situation.

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