Over 2,300 on hospital waiting lists in Letterkenny

AT the end of March there were 2,231 adults and 70 children on active waiting lists at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH). These figures, published by the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF), includes waiting lists for inpatient/day case, GI Scopes and outpatients. Nationally there are 490,993 on active waiting lists, all of these are waiting longer than […]

New X-Ray department open in Letterkenny

A new state of the art community x-ray facility is now operational at the Errigal Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Hub. The new facility is located on the Kilmacrennan Road, Letterkenny opposite the entrance to the Emergency Department, Letterkenny University Hospital. The new facility is the fifth community x-ray location operating across Donegal Community Healthcare Network […]

‘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 […]