Ramelton Community Hospital gets good HIQA report

THE General Manager for Older People Services in the HSE this week welcomed the report on a HIQA inspection of Ramelton Community Hospital which was recently published. Martin McCollum from the HSE Community Healthcare section covering Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo expressed his delight at the outcome of the inspection which took place at […]

HIQA inspection at Letterkenny hospital next week

THE Health and Information Authority (HIQA) will undertake an inspection at Letterkenny University Hospital next week which will include the hospital’s gynaecology services. HIQA confirmed that this announced inspection will take into account their previous review published last October which found further improvements were needed in the management of gynaecology services at Letterkenny University Hospital […]

Hospital to appoint Clinical Director of Gynaecology

LETTERKENNY University Hospital is appointing a Clinical Director of Gynaecology in an effort to improve services in the department. The move comes ten months after the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) published a damning report which found that despite additional staffing and funding resources being provided to the service further action was needed to […]

Pringle critically of HSE following safeguarding report

PRINGLE expresses doubts over whether HSE are competent to address management failures Hiqa identified. Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, said he has his doubts whether the HSE are competent to address failures of management that Hiqa identified in a report on disability services. The deputy was responding to a report from the Health Information […]

LUH: Thousands of incidents not properly logged

STAFFING issues at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) led to thousands of incidents not being properly logged for months, the Donegal News has learned. The issue came to light when members of staff alerted the Health and Information Quality Authority (HIQA) which is now monitoring the situation through inspection. The HSE describes an incident as “an […]