There has been strong reaction to an attempt by the Health Service Executive to silence a consultant who is an outspoken critic of the HSE’s plan to close a psychiatric unit in Clonmel.
In a letter to Dr Alan Moore, he has been told not to speak to the media about the issue again.
Medical colleagues and members of the Save Our Hospital Action Committee have reacted angrily to the letter.
Meanwhile the HSE have confirmed March as the closing date for the unit attached to South Tipperary General Hospital.
See The Nationalist on Wednesday for the full story.