Minister agrees to meeting on Clonmel hospital unit

Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, has agreed to meet a deputation from Clonmel Borough Council about the future of St Michael’s psychiatric unit in the town.

Welcoming the announcement, Mayor of Clonmel Darren Ryan, said the minister will be left in no doubt at the September 8 meeting about the strength of feeling in Clonmel about the unit.

The future of the unit, in the grounds of South Tipperary General Hospital, has been under threat since a closure announcement was made eighteen months ago.