The Health Minister has been called on to turn the Minor Injury Unit at Monaghan General Hospital into a 24-7 service.
Sinn Féin councillor Sean Conlon raised the motion at yesterday's County Council meeting.
The motion sought the Local Authority to write to Minister Stephen Donnelly and the HSE seeking an expansion of services at the hospital.
The service is open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, and Councillor Conlon says this makes the hospital "the bottom of the pile" when it comes to the Minor Injury Unit.
Brian McKenna also expressed dismay at the service being closed on weekends, when most sporting events take place.
While the motion was passed, Councillors David Maxwell and PJ O'Hanlon criticised Sinn Féin for its record on health care provision in the North, with Councillor Maxwell saying the party "doesn't change things in the North but expects the government to change things here".
You can hear from Sean Conlon on this issue, the need for a refuge in Cavan/Monaghan, and concerns about the Housing Assistance Payment in his interview with our reporter, Diarmuid Pepper, below: