€7.5M spent on agency staff at LUH in 2019

 

It's emerged that since Fine Gael came into government nine years ago, €62 million has been spent on agency staff at Letterkenny Hospital, €7.5 million of it in 2019.

The figures were received by Sinn Fein, who say the cost of agency staff at Letterkenny has increased by 150%.

Nationally, the total spent on temporary agency staff since 2011 has been €2.2 billion.

Donegal candidate Padraig Mac Lochlainn says it's a disgrace that this money wasn't spent on recruiting full time staff instead: