Contract for new psychiatric unit to be signed today

The HSE will this afternoon sign the Contract for the long awaited new Psychiatric Admission Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital.

The development will incorporate intensive care beds, observation beds and day facilities.

The contract signing comes several years after the new unit was first announced, with the service housed in a temporary unit in the Carnamuggagh area of the town.

The new unit is being supported by the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital - Its chairperson Noel O'Connell says it's taken a long time to get to this point.