Data breach at hospital after files found under patient’s bed

LETTERKENNY University Hospital is managing a data breach, the Donegal News can reveal. A source told the Donegal News 26 medical files were found under the bed of a patient earlier this month. Instead of being handed over to staff, the document was removed from the facility. A HSE spokesperson confirmed to the Donegal News it […]

Additional walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinics over Bank Holiday weekend in Donegal

The HSE will be operating additional walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics this Bank Holiday weekend in Donegal. No appointment is needed and you can attend any of these walk-in clinics, located around the country, to receive your next booster vaccine if you are 18 years and over. Everyone will be offered a bivalent booster vaccine. Vaccines […]

New X-Ray department open in Letterkenny

A new state of the art community x-ray facility is now operational at the Errigal Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Hub. The new facility is located on the Kilmacrennan Road, Letterkenny opposite the entrance to the Emergency Department, Letterkenny University Hospital. The new facility is the fifth community x-ray location operating across Donegal Community Healthcare Network […]

More than 130 on waiting list in Donegal for Camhs appointment

ALMOST 140 children and young people in Donegal are currently waiting for an appointment with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Camhs). Figures provided to the Donegal News show 136 children and young people are currently waiting to be seen across the three Camhs teams in the county North Donegal has the highest number […]

Permanent GP set to start in Dunkineely on Monday

  THE HSE has confirmed that a permanent GP has been recruited for Dunkineely. Dr Janinda Muhandiramge will take up the role from Monday, January 30th. Advertisement The surgery had been without a GP since November, with people having to attend Glenties for appointments. In the interim, Dr Charles McManus was providing cover for GMS […]

HSE to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at Donegal V Kerry match

The HSE is offering people the chance to get vaccinated this weekend at the Donegal V Kerry game in Ballybofey. Donegal COVID-19 Vaccination Team will have their mobile vaccination unit outside MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey, from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday next January 29th. Those attending the Round 1 of the Allianz Football League Division 1 […]

Major boost for new Lifford hospital

PLANS for a new hospital in Lifford have taken a significant step forward following talks between the HSE and Donegal County Council. A 3.5 acre space for the facility has been identified as part of a much wider redevelopment of lands along the N14. If granted permission, the hospital will consist of a 25-bed unit, a primary […]

HSE support line for those impacted by Creeslough tragedy

The HSE have established a Support Phone line (Tel: 087 1405138) for those impacted by the recent tragedy in Creeslough. Calls will be responded to by trained HSE professionals. The purpose of the Support Line is to give the public direct access to professional support, advice and information, including about services as appropriate. Advertisement The […]

Front line staff still waiting on bonus

A Letterkenny nursing home operator says the goodwill has gone from a bonus owed to staff in recognition of their commitment during the pandemic. The government announced in January a payment of €1,000 for eligible frontline healthcare workers in hospices, private nursing homes and disability services. But while the majority of HSE workers have received their payment, employees not […]