Top surgeon resigns his post at Letterkenny General Hospital

Consultant surgeon Mr. Kevin Moran.

By Harry Walsh

A top cancer surgeon is to leave his post in Letterkenny General Hospital next month, claiming he no
longer has the resources to take care of his patients.

Mr Kevin Moran, a distinguished urologist and general surgeon, tendered his resignation to hospital
authorities and expressed his growing fear for the future of Urology services at the hospital.


Mr Moran, who has been 24 years in the post, said: “I taken the decision to resign as I no longer have the resources to take care of my patients any more”.

“I don’t have access to beds, I don’t have adequate access to operating theatres and I can’t recruit and retain the junior staff and support staff that I need.

For the past five years he has been surgeon for the Donegal senior football team, the 2012 All-Ireland winners, after being recruited by Jim McGuinness.

He said: “If they transferred the ethos from the Donegal dressing room into the HSE and, more specifically Letterkenny General Hospital, then we would have a very different situation. Within the Donegal camp there are no egos, no vested interests and everyone is working together as a team for the good of the local community.

“With the players there’s one driving ambition – to achieve everything they can for themselves, their team mates, families and their county.”


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