Public reminded to stay safe this bank holiday weekend

AS the August bank holiday is approaching, health services are reminding the public of the care options available if you become unwell. Health services are reminding people that COVID-19 is circulating in communities while health and emergency services across the North-west are anticipating a busy weekend. Many local pharmacies will be open over the weekend […]

COVID-19 Children’s vaccination clinics to continue this summer

Children aged 6 months to four years and five to 11 years can avail of their COVID-19 vaccinations in clinics this summer. Primary and first booster clinics for those 12 years and over will wrap up until the autumn this week, while clinics for children will continue. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended by the National Immunisation […]

Public urged to consider all care options ahead of Rally and Sea Sessions 

There are two significant crowd events taking place in Donegal this weekend, the Donegal Rally and Sea Sessions Festival. The HSE along with An Garda Síochána and Donegal County Council have engaged with the event organisers in the months preceding the events. From a HSE perspective this is to ensure they have considered and put […]

Almost €110m approved for Older Services buildings in Donegal

ALMOST €110m has been awarded to a number of Older Services buildings in Donegal, including a new 110 bed community nursing unit in Letterkenny.  A number of projects in Donegal have been included in the HSE’s Capital Development Programme to make a number of Older Services buildings HIQA compliant. These include: • €58.6 million for a […]

Health Officials urge the public to consider all care options this Easter

Health Services in the North West are asking the public to be patient this Easter as they prioritise those in need of urgent and emergency care. The Easter break can be a busy time for hospitals and emergency services. This means that patients who attend EDs for routine and non-urgent treatment will experience very long […]

Donegal Covid-19 testing centre to close this week

THE Public Health advice for Covid-19 has been updated and from this Thursday, March 30, Covid-19 testing is no longer recommended for the vast majority of people. In line with this new advice, community testing centres across Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo and the self-referral portal for ordering PCR tests are no longer required, […]

ATU nominates the Simon Community as its 5K charity

NORTH West Simon Community is the nominated charity for this year’s Atlantic Technological University Sport Donegal annual 5K. The charity said it was thrilled to be chosen and is looking forward to the event. ATU Donegal will host its annual 5K run and walk on Tuesday March 28 at 7.15pm. Now in its tenth year, the run acts as […]

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 […]