A Sligo/Leitrim Fianna Fail TD has described the provision on prefabs on some hospital grounds to relieve overcrowding as ‘a bad precedent.’
Deputy Marc MacSharry was reacting to a proposal by Health Minister Simon Harris, who says the move is a short-term solution.
However, there is already concern over whether or not there will be adequate staff to work in the prefabs.
Deputy MacSharry also has doubts about the measure being a short-term one.
He says what’s needed is long-term capital investment in hospitals.