\"\"Cork North West TD Michael Creed has welcomed a recent report carried out by the Health Information and Quality Authorities Social Services inspectorate on Macroom General Hospital. Commenting on the report Deputy Creed;

\”HIQA’s recent report on Macroom Hospital is welcome and reassuring to staff and patients of the hospital and indeed the wider Community that value Macroom Community Hospital. Great credit is due to the management and staff of the Hospital whose hard work and dedication to the patients, procedure and upkeep of the facility are evident throughout the report\”.

\”The report concluded that a high quality of care was provided to residents and that the management and staff were committed to the residents and there were good working relationships between staff and management\”.

\”I have met with HIQA recently and discussed with them in general terms the problem of minor structural issues such as those identified in the report with regard Macroom. The HSE have refused to provide the resources to address these issues. However HIQA have assured me that they do not intend to take an adversarial approach in dealing with these minor matters\”.

\”It is clear from the report that Macroom Community Hospital is an excellent environment for patients and for their families to visit. It is important now that the HSE gives Macroom hospital the financial support and commitment required to keep it thriving into the future\”.