Lifford is to get a new 25-bed hospital it has been confirmed.
The news that the hospital will be developed on a green field site comes after a request was made by Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty for an update on plans for the hospital.
Deputy Doherty has also learned that the cost and timeframe for construction will not be made available until after the plans have been considered, accepted and ratified by the National Capital and Property Steering Committee.
“I’ve received confirmation from the HSE that they intend to construct a 25-bed hospital on a green field site,” said Deputy Doherty.
“This is very encouraging news and comes after Friends of Lifford Hospital announced that a green light had been given to develop Lifford Community Hospital at the start of the month.
“This is something we have fought a long time for and I understand this is news that has also been welcomed by Friends of Lifford Hospital.
“I would also like to again commend the local community and Friends of Lifford Hospital for all the hard work they have done up to this point. We in Sinn Féin will continue to work with them to ensure that plans are followed through on and to their satisfaction.”