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Editorial: Fix perennial overcrowding problem in Kilkenny

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In 1983, a report in this paper revealed that the “disastrous” situation caused by overcrowding at St Luke’s Hospital was highlighted at a meeting of trade unionists.

The meeting was told that St Luke’s continually carried 50 beds more than it was built for. A new extension was going to relieve overcrowding but was not going to defeat it, delegates heard.

Over thirty years on and the situation is no better. Government after government, health minister after health minister, and the problem remains the same.


© Kilkenny People