Letterkenny General part of new HSE drink initiative

Letterkenny General Hospital will be part of a major new HSE initiative aimed at cracking down on alcohol abuse.

From the start of next month people who attend the emergency departments at Letterkenny General will be asked about their alcohol consumption patterns.

The aim of the initiative is to intervene at an early stage and reduce the number of people progressing to alcohol dependence.

The HSE plans to eventually roll-out the programme to hospital emergency departments nationwide.