Photos reveal level of overcrowding at LUH

ZERO-tolerance to overcrowding in Letterkenny University Hospital has been called for in the wake of photographs showing patients sitting on the floor. The images emerged this week revealing the level of overcrowding at the hospital as patients endure extreme waiting times. The number of people attending LUH’s emergency department in January and February increased by […]

Shortfall of nurses blamed on ‘horrendous conditions’

A shortfall of around 55 nurses at Letterkenny University Hospital has been blamed on “horrendous working conditions” with nurses looking to move away from the intensity of acute hospital jobs into other areas. That is according to Neal Donohue, the INMO’s Industrial Relations Officer in the north west. He told the Donegal News yesterday that […]

Islander becomes youngest president of nursing union

  A FORMER member of the Arranmore Island RNLI crew has been elected President of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. Karen McGowan (35) becomes the youngest person to lead the largest Irish professional union for nurses and midwives. Advertisement The second eldest child of Alice and Eddie McGowan, Karen said that she was very […]

Top union job for Donegal woman

“People have vilified the public service but it’s worth remembering that nurses often can’t even afford their own rent.”


LGH emergency department crisis deepens

THE overcrowding at Letterkenny General Hospital is worse today with a reported 31 people on trollys according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).
All day surgery cases and theatre lists have been cancelled for the week ahead as the hospital systems threaten to become overwhelmed by the crisis