Calls for wider review at LUH

THERE are calls for a wider review at Letterkenny University Hospital to make sure the failings in the gynaecology service are not happening in other departments. Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, who spoke with Saolta senior management on Friday, are also calling for a review of gynaecology services across the country […]

LUH manager apologises to women over Gynae care

THE MANAGER of Letterkenny University Hospital has apologised to the women impacted by serious failings in the hospital’s gynaecology services following the publication of a damning report. The review found women who suffered delayed cancer diagnosis were wrongly triaged and not booked in for follow up appointments in some cases. It identified that 38 women […]

‘This must not happen to another woman’

A WOMAN whose cancer went undiscovered for three years at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) has said she was told she “slipped through the net”. Margaret Doherty from Stranorlar is the third woman to speak out about her horrific experience in the hospital’s gynaecological department which is now under a HSE and Saolta review. She presented […]

Hospital spent €10,000 on debt collectors

THE HSE spent €10,000 on debt collection services at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) last year to recoup outstanding patient fees. The Donegal News obtained the figures through a Freedom of Information request from the Hospital’s Finance Department. The use of debt collectors has been condemned by Chairperson of Donegal Action for Cancer Care (DACC) Betty […]

Team investigating gynae services to visit LUH

THE review team carrying out an investigation into gynaecology services at Letterkenny University Hospital will visit the hospital mid-January, the Donegal News can reveal. Following a request for an update on the review health care group Saolta has now released information on the identity of those who will be carrying out the investigation which will […]

Almost half of post offices offered exit deals

  ALMOST half of the post offices in Donegal have been offered exit deals by An Post.   Out of the 76 post offices in the county, 36 received a letter from An Post last week offering them a redundancy package while the remaining 40 have been offered a new contract.   The decision on […]

Ballybofey bookies case goes to An Bord Pleanála

  AN APPEAL has been brought before An Bord Pleanála over Donegal County Council’s decision to grant permission for a new bookmakers in Ballybofey.   The Council granted permission for Ladbrokes to open new shop in part of the vacant Junction 15 Bar and Lounge despite receiving a number of objections.   The appeal has […]

Two Donegal acts make the final of Glór Tíre

    TWO singers from Donegal have made it through to the final of TG4’s country music talent show, Glór Tíre.   Conor O’Donnell from Dungloe and Gary Fitzpatrick from Burnfoot will battle it out in the live final of the competition on Tuesday.    Conor, who is an apprentice plumber, took the top spot […]

Letterkenny house prices up by six per-cent

  HOUSE prices in Letterkenny and the surrounding areas have risen by six per-cent in the last 12  months, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).    The latest figures show that the average house price in the Letterkenny Eircode district, which covers areas like Gaoth Dobhair, Falcarragh and Dunfanaghy, is €125,000.   […]