Mc Hugh hits out at flawed model of health management

Joe McHugh
Joe McHugh

Fine Gael Deputy Joe McHugh has said the news that services are to be curtailed and 18 jobs be lost at Letterkenny General Hospital highlights the flaws in how the health service is run.

He has critisised the system which sees the hospital allocated a yearly budget and says that instead funding should follow the patients.

Deputy McHugh also claims that Letterkenny Hospital’s budget should have been supplemented for the final six weeks of the year due to the unanticipated increase in patient numbers this year.

He says the HSE forcing hospital management to let 18 newly qualified nurses go and to close day services is a scandal.