Health Minister says cancellation of operations is proof that measures are working

The Health Minister says the cancellation of operations is proof that measures to tackle overcrowding is working. Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport Tourism and Enterprise At least 30 non urgent elective surgeries in Cork University Hospital have been cancelled, while in Dublin the Mater and Beaumont hospitals are pleading with people to stay away from their Emergency Departments. At least 492 people are on trolleys in ED’s and warns today – but St. Vincent’s hospital in Dublin is not included in the total. Minister Leo Varadkar says everything that can be done is being done to tackle the overcrowding: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/51597/medium/”]