Labour candidate accuses Southern Health Bord of election gimmics

A Labour county council candidate is accusing the Southern Health Bord of engaging in election gimmicks by rowing back on a decision to close a 30 bed ward at Tralee General for three months. The ward will now close for just one month. The health bord made the announcement three weeks ahead of polling. According to Michael o keefe the bord has given conflicting reasons for its decision. He says he’s worried there are further cuts planned for after the election.