Thousands raised for young woman after shock cancer diagnosis

A FUNDRAISER to help support a young mother from St Johnston who was diagnosed with cancer last week raised over €15,000 in a day. Patrice Mc Crossan (née Rodgers), aged 32, discovered she had acute aggressive leukaemia last Friday and was sent to Galway for treatment two days later. The news came as a huge […]

Calls for LUH to provide treatment to reduce hair loss for cancer patients

LETTERKENNY University Hospital is being urged to provide treatment to help cancer patients reduce hair loss. Green Party Senators have put forward a motion calling on the government to extend scalp cooling technology to all people receiving cancer treatment. The motion is calling for Letterkenny University Hospital to have the hair retaining service extended to […]

Family and friends to climb Errigal in memory of May and Gary

MEMBERS of the local community in St. Johnston are organising a charity climb of Errigal Mountain in memory of two family members who both died from cancer earlier this year. Much-loved St. Johnston woman May Browne died on February 8 last after a long and brave battle with illness. Her passing came just a month after […]

Cancer research award for LUH staff member

A Donegal nurse who co-lead a research team that devised a trial to take more patients out of hospital for routine cancer medications has been awarded the Irish Cancer Society Senior Researcher of the Year title. Advanced Nurse Practitioner Dr Janice Richmond of Letterkenny University Hospital was instrumental in the trial, which set about taking […]

Swim from Gola to the mainland is a massive success

MORE than €14,000 has been raised for Donegal Cancer Flights after a group of swimmers took on the challenge of swimming from Gola to the mainland on Thursday. For many of the brave participants they only first got into the water last November and since then they have been working hard to conquer their goal […]

Apology for cancer clinic cancellation

THE Saolta University Health Care Group has apologised to patients affected by the cancellation of two oncology clinics at Letterkenny University Hospital last month. The Chief Executive of the Group said it was “not good enough” and admitted that patients “didn’t get the service they deserved”. Addressing members of the Regional Health Forum via Zoom […]

Donegal woman in groundbreaking awareness podcast

A MILFORD woman who has been recognised for her bravery in surviving and dealing with cancer will speak about her experience in a ground breaking new Podcast series to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Nikki Bradley (35) is set to feature on the ‘Gold Ribbon Conversations Podcast’, which focuses on the lived experiences […]

Pressure grows for full review at LUH

PRESSURE is mounting on Letterkenny University Hospital for a full independent review to be carried out following new cases of delayed cancer diagnosis coming to light.  Deputy Pearse Doherty intends to raise the issue in the Dáil today and demand that Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly takes action. The campaign for an independent review is […]

Suggestions sought for Gaoth Dobhair’s ‘Oasis of Peace’

THE people of Gaoth Dobhair are being asked to come up suggestions for the location for an ‘Oasis of Peace’ sculpture. The communal reflection space in the heart of the community will be in remembrance of those who have died suddenly and tragically down through the years. Ms Máire Uí Chomhaill, Bainisteoir, Ionad Naomh Pádraig, […]