Navan A&E Figures Quoted by HSE are Proven to be False By Hospital iPIMS System
Cathaoirleach of Save Navan Hospital Peadar Tóibín TD has stated that new evidence has proven the HSE figures that are regularly quoted by Gerry McEntee are false. He stated;
"A letter written by Consultants in Our Lady of Loudres Hospital Drogheda quotes the Navan Hospital iPIMS system. This system breaks down the catagory of patients that present at Navan Hospital A&E every day. The data is also available to the Minister for Health and the Department of Health. According to that data there has been in the last year 25,284 attendances at Navan A&E. This is broken down as 6,355 GP referrals,3,308 presentations by ambulance, 3,509 Medical admissions, 4176 surgical presentations and 6,715 self presenting medical presentations".
"This data when analyzed by senior clinicians in Drogheda shows that between 37 and 47 patients every day who would currently attend Navan A&E would have to attend the Drogheda A&E in future if our A&E is closed. This is the key content of the letter these Clinicians wrote to the Minister in the last few days. This stands in stark contrast to the 4 or 5 patients being quoted by Gerry McEntee and other HSE management".
"That the raw data analyzed by the most senior clinicians working at the coal face in the region would diverge so significantly from the figures provided by the HSE is a cause of major worry. How can people have confidence in the HSE's plan when the data that they are using is so far off the reality. The HSE plan will lead to additional overcrowding at Drogheda. It will shift the risk to Drogheda without ever fixing the risk. To fix the risk and improve patient safety we in the Save Navan Hospital Campaign are calling for the restoration of acute Surgery Services at Navan Hospital now. Well over ten thousands people will take to the streets of Navan this Saturday to demand that the HSE starts to put patient safety first.