Second COVID-19 booster offered to new cohorts across Donegal

A pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic, as well as the Letterkenny Covid Vaccination Centre (CVC), are offering  second booster vaccinations to new cohorts across Donegal. From today those aged 12 to 49 years with long term health conditions and Healthcare Workers are invited to make an appointment for their second booster dose. Other vaccines available at […]

Two COVID-19 pop-up vaccination clinics for Stranorlar

Two pop up COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal, F93 EK52 this week. The clinics will run on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 of August 2022. Clinics will run from 11am to 5.45pm on both days. The clinics will offer vaccines to: ·       anyone 12 years and […]

Pop-up vaccination clinics to be held in Dungloe

Two COVID-19 pop-up vaccination clinics will be held in Dungloe on Tuesday June 14th and Wednesday June 15th. The clinics will be held in Dungloe Community Hospital (F94Y326) from 11am to 5.45pm on both days for those aged 12 years and over for Dose 1, Dose 2 and booster vaccines. Those 65 years and over […]

Capturing Covid-19 – A Day of Reflection

Donegal County Community Forum is hosting a Day of Reflection which will take place on 22nd May 2022 as a tribute to those we have lost during the pandemic, those whose lives have been forever changed because of the pandemic and to the local individuals and organisations who stepped up to help us face and […]

Saolta monitoring new variant

SAOLTA University Health Care Group says it is monitoring the arrival of a new variant of Covid-19. Hundreds of cases of the new Omicron variant XE have been detected in England. As of March 22, 637 cases of XE had been detected. The UK Health Security Agency said it was studying XE – a mutation of […]

Thirteen wards in hospital dealing with Covid-19

THERE were thirteen wards dealing with Covid-19 outbreaks at Letterkenny University Hospital yesterday as more elective procedures were postponed due to a lack of bed capacity. There were 54 patients with the virus being treated at the facility last night with one Covid-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit. Due to the high number of […]

Overcrowding at LUH described as “incredibly dangerous”

  The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said today (Monday) that its members are once again calling for government intervention to resolve the “incredibly dangerous” overcrowding at Letterkenny University Hospital.   The union noted that the overcrowding is having a very serious impact on staff wellbeing as well as on the quality of care […]

Covid-19 cases expected to rise after bank holidays

THE number of Covid-19 cases in Donegal are expected to increase significantly this week following celebrations over the St Patrick’s Day double bank holiday.  According to Director of Public Health Dr Anthony Breslin, the health service is expecting an upsurge of positive Covid-19 cases this week due to increased socialising over the double bank holiday […]

LUH ‘severely impacted’ by increase in Covid patients

VISITING restrictions remain in place at Letterkenny University Hospital as the site continues to be ‘severely impacted’ by Covid-19. The hospital is seeing a significant increase in Covid-19 positive admissions and attendances, while also dealing with high volumes of non-Covid patients. There are 84 patients with Covid-19 being treated in the hospital today. Currently, there […]