Plans for new school hit by helipad concerns

By Kate Heaney CONCERNS over the flight path for emergency helicopters accessing Letterkenny University Hospital may necessitate changes to the €15 million development plans for the new Errigal College school buildings. Donegal County Council planners have sought further information from the Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) architects requesting they ensure confirmation from both the […]

Male Garda injured in incident near Creeslough

Gardaí attended the scene of a public order incident involving a group of individuals in Kildarragh near Creeslough in the early hours of Saturday August 19 2023. The incident occurred on a public road at approximately 2am. During the course of this incident, a male Garda was injured and conveyed to Letterkenny University Hospital for […]

Letterkenny University Hospital is extremely busy today

The Emergency Department (ED) at Letterkenny University Hospital has been extremely busy over the past few days with high numbers of people attending. Yesterday, Sunday, August 20 saw 119 people attended at the Emergency Department. Many of the attendances are patients who are very sick and need to be admitted to the hospital for treatment. […]

‘Level of staffing at LUH unsafe for both the staff and patients’ – union

By Emma Ryan A HEALTHCARE trade union representative has warned that Letterkenny University Hospital requires at least 67 additional nurses to operate at a “safe level”. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has told the Donegal News it has been confirmed to them that 67 nurses are required in the medical, surgical and emergency […]

Funeral today of Connor McGinley

By Dionne Meehan THE funeral will take place this afternoon (Thursday) of Connor McGinley who died tragically in a weekend road collision in Kerrykeel. The 19-year-old from 2 Quay Road, Drumbern, Milford died after the car he was driving struck a pole outside Kerrykeel at around 3.30am on Saturday morning. Advertisement A male passenger who […]

Healthcare union issues stark warning ahead of winter

By Emma Ryan A HEALTHCARE union has issued a stark warning ahead of winter as almost 300 patients were on trolleys at Letterkenny University Hospital during July. At Letterkenny University Hospital, 272 patients were on trolleys in July – that figure was down compared to last year when 360 patients were on trolleys. Advertisement As of Friday, […]

Incidents of unruly behaviour prompt concerns

STRONG claims that violent assaults in Letterkenny are becoming a common occurrence have prompted a call for the Garda Commissioner to revisit the allocation of just one newly attested Garda to Donegal. Inside 24 hours on Tuesday, two serious altercations occurred in Letterkenny town centre. Once again, there have been calls for an increased Garda presence in the […]

Public reminded to stay safe this bank holiday weekend

By Emma Ryan ADDITIONAL health care resources are being put in place over the August Bank Holiday weekend to deal with an expected increase in demand at Letterkenny University Hospital. Health services across the county are anticipating a busy weekend due to an increase in people travelling around the country and enjoying outdoor activities. Advertisement Healthcare professionals […]

Extra facilities needed to stop queues at electric car charging ports

By Emma Ryan A RECENT Council meeting has heard that electric car drivers are having to spend hours queuing up to charge their cars due to the lack of infrastructure in Letterkenny. The issue was raised by Cllr Donal Coyle at last week’s Letterkenny Milford Municipal District meeting. Advertisement He called on the council to invest in more […]

Woman’s 26 hours in hospital’s emergency department

A WOMAN has told of how she found her medical file on top of a bin and endured a 26-hour ordeal at Letterkenny University Hospital’s emergency department. The Letterkenny woman was referred by her doctor to the emergency department for a brain scan on Monday and arrived at the facility at 4pm to “absolute chaos”. […]