A letter from consultants in Drogheda Hospital about the closure of Navan Hospital's ED has been described as a "bombshell".
Peadar Tóibín, Aontú leader and Chair of the Save Navan Campaign, says "we will bring thousands of people onto the streets of Navan on the 9th of July" as a result.
The letter, seen by RTÉ and written by 17 consultants from Our Lady of Lourdres Hospital in Drogheda, says the transfer of patients to Drogheda from Navan "will not provide the right care for patients at the right time or at the right place".
Deputy Tóibín has labelled it a "bombshell" and says its "incredible" that people "working at the coalface of the Irish Health Service had to write such a letter to HSE Management".
Meanwhile, a public meeting is being held tonight to address the HSE's plans to convert the 'Our Lady's Hospital' facility into a medical assessment unit.
Access to the unit will require a referral from a GP, which means emergency cases will be re-directed to hospitals such as Drogheda and Cavan which he says are both already experiencing prolonged waiting times without the added pressure of further patients.
The public meeting will take place in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan tonight at 8pm .
Deputy Tóibín is the Chairperson of the Save Navan Hospital campaign, and he expects a big turn out tonight.