Minister hails ‘extremely positive’ hospital meetings

Donegal Minister Charlie McConalogue has said the hospital meetings attended by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly in Letterkenny on Friday were extremely positive.  The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, who accompanied Minister Donnelly during his meetings with GPs, consultants, and Letterkenny University Hospital management and staff, said: “After receiving letters from the consultants at […]

Hiring of consultants is the biggest challenge facing hospital – minister

THE Minister for Health has said his department acknowledges the difficulties in recruiting consultant staff in Letterkenny University Hospital. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said they are currently turning the health care system “inside out” as part of a series of measures to reduce pressure on the hospital and the emergency department. Latest figures show that there […]

Minister “acutely aware” of issues facing gynae services

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly has said he is acutely aware of the issues facing the gynaecology service at Letterkenny University Hospital and that there has “quite rightly been a serious look into it”. Speaking to the Donegal News during his visit to the county last week Minister Donnelly said: “The only thing that matters is patient’s […]

Doctors meet in Donegal town tonight to discuss GP ‘crisis’

NORTH west doctors will meet in the Abbey Hotel in Donegal town tonight to protest at the lack of consultation on the new GP contract and to highlight the ‘crisis’ taking place in general practice. The meeting is the fifth in a series of meetings organised by GPs across the country to draw attention to […]