COMMITMENT!...............we, the undersigned, pledge that in any forthcoming local or general elections WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR ANY CURRENTLY ELECTED PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVE WITHIN COUNTY WEXFORD............if Wexford General Hospital loses or has reduced the 24 hour A&E Department, the Maternity Department or the Paediatric Department.
This includes currently elected:
a/ local Councillors throughout County Wexford (COUNTY COUNCILLORS; TOWN COUNCILLORS and BOROUGH COUNCILLORS);
b/ the FIVE WEXFORD T.D.s;
c/ the M.E.P for the South East....
This issue crosses the divide between party interests and independent status and requires every last effort of EVERY public representative, quite possibly working together.
Reducing already challenged health provision may be interpreted by future generations as another form of institutional abuse in that low-income families will not be in a position to travel up and down to Waterford and so will tend not to avail of A&E services and, in every study of the importance of getting to A&E quickly in an emergency, very significant increases in the rate of loss of life are found - the further away you are, the more likely you are to die - an issue which directly affects the author of this petition.