Peter Fitzpatrick says he will not resign over cuts at Louth County Hospital

The Louth and Fine Gael TD says that he will not vacate his seat in the Dail if there is further cuts at the Louth County Hospital, the Dundalk Democrat can reveal

The Louth and Fine Gael TD says that he will not vacate his seat in the Dail if there is further cuts at the Louth County Hospital, the Dundalk Democrat can reveal

An angry citizen placed a number of posters highlighting the cuts at the hospital in a number of locations around Dundalk, including the Dundalk Democrat’s office.

A point on the posters states “Fitzer, seek to reverse this trend of decision making or vacate your seat in the Dail. Remember, ill health will not simply go away because of political decision making.”

When the Dundalk Democrat contacted Peter Fitzpatrick, we asked the formed Louth GAA manager if he would resign if there were further cuts at the Louth County Hospital.

After asking the questions on a number of occasions, the Louth deputy admitted, “No, I won’t resign. I’m here for the long term.”

The paper also contacted Patrick McArdle, the man who placed the posters around the town.H etold the Democrat,

The whole HSE cutbacks were on my mind and I needed to write them down on paper.

“Once I had done that, I could try and get it off my mind. If Peter isn’t prepared to place a motion to reverse these cuts, then he should resign. The people of Louth voted him in, he should represent us.”

We reported recently how it’s expected that the Louth County Hospital will be reduced to as little as 18 beds as part of the health cuts announced by the HSE in recent weeks.