Call for review of similar cases after sister’s death

A HOSPITAL consultant whose sister passed away following a delayed cancer diagnosis at Letterkenny University Hospital is calling for a review of similar cases. Margaret MacMahon, who grew up in Letterkenny but is now living in Bristol, has spent the last two and a half years fighting for acknowledgement that there were serious failings in […]

Debt collection fees double at LUH

THE AMOUNT spent on debt collection services at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) has more than doubled in the last three years, the Donegal News can reveal. Figures provided through a Freedom of Information request show that last year almost €18,000 was spent on debt collectors to recoup patient’s hospital bills. This is more than double […]

Doherty demands urgent answers about cardiac care at LUH

  Deputy Pearse Doherty, Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson, is demanding an urgent explanation from the Minister for Health after it was revealed this week that cardiac rehabilitation services have been suspended at its unit housed at Letterkenny hospital’s St Conal’s Campus. It’s understood that the decision to close the facility was taken due to equipment failure […]


Second Breast Surgeon Welcomed in Letterkenny

Significant progress has been made for the appointment of a second breast consultant at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH), following discussions with Saolta Group representatives and Department of Health at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.  Donegal Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the announcement, saying, “I know those who have campaigned for this are pleased with this news, as am […]