GPs’ letter to Minister highlights ‘broken system’ at LUH

By Róise Collins A group of 78 General Practitioners (GPs) in Donegal have penned a letter to the Health Minister outlining their concerns regarding patient safety in the emergency department at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH). The letter highlighted “huge patient safety concerns” including the morbidity and mortality associated with leaving patients in waiting rooms for […]

‘Amelia’s Flight of Hope’ to celebrate 10th birthday milestone

by Louise Doyle A YOUNG girl who tragically died with her father and brother is to be remembered on what would have been her 10th birthday at a special event to inspire people to chase their dreams. Amelia Mullan (6), her father John (49) and brother Tomás (14) died in August 2020 when the family’s car […]

Man taken to hospital after alleged assault in Letterkenny

A MAN had to be taken to hospital following an alleged assault by a group of males in Letterkenny last week. Gardaí in Letterkenny are investigating an incident in which a man was allegedly assaulted by a group of male on the Port Road, Letterkenny, at 3.10am on Tuesday morning. The injured man was taken to Letterkenny University […]

Funeral of retired Kilmacrennan Parish Priest to take place today

THERE was sadness across Donegal following the passing of Very Reverend, Father Michael Conaghan at the weekend. Fr Conaghan passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Letterkenny on Saturday. Born in 1935, he received his primary education in Castlederg National School and his secondary education in St Columb’s College, Derry. Advertisement He studied for the […]

Woman died following beach emergency

THE funeral took place in Buncrana yesterday of Mrs Sinead McLaughlin who suffered a fatal heart attack while swimming at Lisfannon Beach on Sunday morning. Despite a huge attendance at the scene by emergency services and the presence of nurses and a consultant doctor, Mrs McLaughlin, who was in her forties, was pronounced dead at […]

Pedestrian hospitalised after collision in Milford

A PEDESTRIAN was hospitalised following a collision in Milford. The incident happened on Wednesday, September 13, at approximately 9.10am at The Lagg. The collision involved a vehicle and pedestrian. Advertisement The pedestrian was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital to be treated for injuries which are not believed to be life threatening in nature. The driver was […]

World Patient Safety Day marked at Letterkenny University Hospital

To mark World Patient Safety Day, the Quality and Patient Safety team in Letterkenny University Hospital have developed an important initiative to help patients become active partners in their own healthcare. The theme for this year is “Engaging patients for patient safety”, in recognition of the crucial role patients, families and caregivers play in the […]

Increase in X-ray Services at Carndonagh Community Hospital

The X-ray service in the Carndonagh Community Hospital is now running five days a week. Previous to the service starting, patients would travel to Letterkenny University Hospital to avail of an X-ray. The service has seen a large increase in GP referrals since the COVID-19 pandemic. Advertisement All referrals are prioritised according to the clinical […]

Ionising radiation non-compliances found at LUH

by Louise Doyle THREE areas of non-compliance relating to ionising regulations were found at Letterkenny University Hospital following an inspection. The announced one-day inspection in April of this year was carried out by two Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) inspectors. Advertisement The health watchdog published 22 reports assessing compliance with medical exposure to ionising regulations at hospitals […]