A&E Dept finally opens at Cork hospital

The new Accident and Emergency Department at Mercy University Hospital in Cork has finally been opened after being dogged by controversy.

The new Accident and Emergency Department at Mercy University Hospital in Cork has finally been opened after being dogged by controversy.

The €4.7m facility has been lying idle for the past 20 months.

The delay was caused by a row between management and the HSE over staffing numbers.

The staff shortage means that a number of services are not available at this stage.

The state-of-the-art facility officially opened its doors today.

Chief Executive of the Mercy Pat Madden said the delay has been disappointing.

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