Ward to close in St Patrick’s Hospital Cashel

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A ward in St Patrick’s Hospital in Cashel is to close by the end of the month.

St Patrick’s has 82 beds with a normal occupancy rate of around 77 to 80

A number of reasons are said to be behind the decision to close St Michael’s ward.

Tipperary Independent TD Michael Lowry says one of the issues is a lack of nursing staff.