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Carlow Mayor says proposals for closure of trauma unit in St Luke’s make “absolutely no sense”

The Mayor of Carlow says it’s really a matter of life and death if the trauma facilities at St Luke’s Hospital is shut down.

It’s been┬áreported this week that the Trauma Steering Group is recommending that the trauma units in 9 hospitals around the country be shut down.

They claim it’s part of an overall plan for a national trauma network in Ireland.

However, the proposals have come in for immense criticism from locals and politicians alike.

Mayor of Carlow, Fintan Phelan says it would be disastrous

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