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 […]


LUH ‘severely impacted’ by increase in Covid patients


VISITING restrictions remain in place at Letterkenny University Hospital as the site continues to be ‘severely impacted’ by Covid-19. The hospital is seeing a significant increase in Covid-19 positive admissions and attendances, while also dealing with high volumes of non-Covid patients. There are 84 patients with Covid-19 being treated in the hospital today. Currently, there […]


Day surgeries cancelled amid hospital Covid-19 outbreak


A NUMBER of elective surgeries have been cancelled at Letterkenny University Hospital due to the mounting pressures of Covid-19. All day surgeries due to take place today (Friday) and next week have been postponed. All routine inpatient surgeries scheduled for next week have also been postponed. Time sensitive, urgent cases will proceed when it is […]


Couple launch fundraising drive after loss of newborn daughter


A couple who lost one of their twin daughters at the start of this year are launching a fundraising campaign for the NICU units in Letterkenny University Hospital and the Coombe Hospital in Dublin. Brian Gallagher and Thressa McConnell, who live in Letterkenny, had their whole lives turned upside down on January 3, 2020 when […]


Hospital visitors will be asked to show covid jab proof


VISITORS at Letterkenny University Hospital will have to show proof of their Covid-19 vaccine as new rules are introduced in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus. Following new national guidance on visiting, visitors to all hospitals will be asked to produce their EU Digital COVID Certificate or HSE COVID-19 Vaccination Record or […]


Saolta to meet NHS this week


HEALTH Care Group Saolta will meet NHS Scotland this week to discuss bringing an independent external team over to review management and governance at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH).  Speaking to the Donegal News ahead of the meeting Saolta CEO Tony Canavan said the move to bring in a team from the UK shows how seriously […]


‘Recruitment problems for LUH posts to get worse’


RECRUITMENT of consultants in Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) is difficult in the best of times but, as a result of the proposed Sláintecare contract, it may become even worse. Mr Peter O’Rourke, retired consultant orthopaedic surgeon, believes the proposed contract will lead to further vacant consultant posts, more trainees emigrating on completion of training, longer […]