Pressure grows for full review at LUH

PRESSURE is mounting on Letterkenny University Hospital for a full independent review to be carried out following new cases of delayed cancer diagnosis coming to light.  Deputy Pearse Doherty intends to raise the issue in the Dáil today and demand that Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly takes action. The campaign for an independent review is […]

Waited over a year for cancer diagnosis at LUH

A WOMAN whose mother had a delayed cancer diagnosis at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) has said the failings in the gynaecology department are on a par with the cervical check scandal. Sinéad Ní Bhaoill was speaking to the Donegal News yesterday about her late mother, Bridget Boyle from Dungloe who waited over a year for her […]

Appeal to break down ‘wall of silence’ at Letterkenny hospital

THE IRISH Patients’ Association (IPA) have begun a campaign for an independent inquiry to look at cancer treatment at Letterkenny University Hospital, similar to the review carried out by Dr Gabriel Scally into CervicalCheck. Speaking to the Donegal News Stephen McMahon, co-founder of the IPA, said there are too many unanswered questions from the recently […]

Calls for wider review at LUH

THERE are calls for a wider review at Letterkenny University Hospital to make sure the failings in the gynaecology service are not happening in other departments. Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, who spoke with Saolta senior management on Friday, are also calling for a review of gynaecology services across the country […]

LUH manager apologises to women over Gynae care

THE MANAGER of Letterkenny University Hospital has apologised to the women impacted by serious failings in the hospital’s gynaecology services following the publication of a damning report. The review found women who suffered delayed cancer diagnosis were wrongly triaged and not booked in for follow up appointments in some cases. It identified that 38 women […]

External Gynaecologist and manager brought in at LUH

AN EXTERNAL gynaecologist and a senior manager have been drafted in to lead changes at Letterkenny University Hospital’s Gynaecology Department following a review into the safety and quality of its services. It comes as whistleblower, Bristol based Consultant , Dr Margaret MacMahon, who campaigned tirelessly for the review following the death of her sister, had […]

LUH testing capacity not being utilised – Doherty

Donegal Sinn Féin TD, Pearse Doherty, has said that Letterkenny University Hospital is not utilising its capacity to test between approximately 300-400 COVID-19 samples a day. Deputy Doherty said due to the national roll out of the national testing process, samples from patients in Donegal, and elsewhere across the country, are being sent to NVRL […]

Post-mortem due after body of woman found

A POST-MORTEM is due to be carried out after the body of a woman was found at a house in Letterkenny. The body of the woman, who was in her sixties, was discovered on Monday and Gardai have launched an investigation into the circumstances.  “The body of the woman was removed to Letterkenny University Hospital […]