Fist steps on long road to recovery 

By Dionne Meehan A RALLY enthusiast from Ramelton who was seriously injured in a motorbike accident one year ago is working towards getting back in the driver’s seat. Brendan Friel was critically injured when his motorbike collided with a car on the main Ramelton to Letterkenny road last August. Advertisement And as the first anniversary […]

Letterkenny hospital win health and safety award

The Health and Safety team in Letterkenny University Hospital have won a national Health and Safety Excellence Award for their work on internal audit. The awards recognise and reward the most outstanding health and safety achievements in Ireland under twenty categories. LUH were winners in the healthcare category and the team celebrated their success with […]

Severe Asthma Clinic in Letterkenny University Hospital transforming lives of patients

THE Severe Asthma Clinic in Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) which is changing the lives of people with the condition, has featured on a RTE television show into hospital innovations. The LUH run clinic offers novel therapeutics and treatment for people in the region suffering from severe asthma. The treatment involves an injectable biological infusion which dramatically […]

Donegal Deputy calls for urgent support for diabetes care

INDEPENDENT TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, has called on the Minister, Saolta and Letterkenny University Hospital management to meet with TDs and local stakeholders to try and address diabetes care issues in the northwest. Addressing the Dáil today, Deputy Pringle said, “Recent correspondence I had with members of the Donegal branch of Diabetes Ireland has […]

Teenage girl treated in hospital after attack in Ballybofey

A TEENAGE girl had to be treated in Letterkenny University Hospital for injuries sustained in an attack. The 17-year-old was walking with a friend in the laneway between the car park at Main Street, known locally as McElhinneys car park and Chestnut Road in Ballybofey, on Tuesday, June 13, at 7pm, when she was approached by a group of […]

Over 30 patients on trolleys at LUH

OVER 30 patients are currently on trolleys at Letterkenny University Hospital.  According to the INMO, 31 patients are on trolleys waiting on a bed at LUH – 12 patients are in the emergency department, while 19 patients are on trolleys elsewhere. Nationally, 444 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO […]

Churchill woman urges more to give blood after receiving life-saving transfusions

BY DIONNE MEEHAN CHURCHILL woman Mary Bradley is urging more people to consider giving blood after she received more than 100 life-saving transfusions last year. At the end of 2021 Mary (51) began suffering with intense abdominal pains. Advertisement Following a visit to her doctor she was referred for a number of colonoscopies. Failing to […]

Major progress for Laura after groundbreaking obesity surgery

THREE years ago during the Covid-19 pandemic Laura Pettit began a life-changing journey. Having battled obesity all her life, Laura was the first patient in the country to undergo groundbreaking surgery in Letterkenny University Hospital in August 2020. The Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass conversion to Duodenal Switch was carried out under the expert care of […]

People urged to use other care options before presenting at Emergency Department

OVER the June Bank Holiday weekend, Health Officials in the North West are asking people to consider all care options before presenting at Emergency Departments. Health Services are advising the public that there will be large numbers attending Emergency Departments this weekend and they will be prioritising those in need of urgent and emergency care. […]