New A&E unit to be operational in less than a year

It’s been confirmed today that the new A&E and medical building currently under construction at Letterkenny General Hospital will be open and operational in less than a year. Progress on the new Acute Psychiatric Unit is also continuing

During a site visit for local journalists today, the HSE confirmed that construction on the unit should be completed by November of this year, with a further three months needed to install equipment and fit the new units out.

HSE North West Estates Manager Michael Bermingham says the project is broadly on schedule.

Meanwhile, Hospital Manager Sean Murphy says the commissioning of the new units, allied with the increase in services in the community, should make the journey through A&E much easier.

He also says this will free up space in the existing hospital building which can be renovated and used for other purposes in line with a major 15 year development plan for the hospital which is currently being drawn up.