Councillor fears HSE are to close Lifford Hospital

A Fianna Fail Councillor in Donegal says he believes the Community Hospital in Lifford is being subjected to the death of a thousand cuts.

There's been speculation about the future of Lifford Hospital for some time, and Cllr Gerry Crawford says he now believes the HSE plans to close the facility.

He's written to the HSE seeking meetings with local representatives and medical staff toclarify the ling term plans for the Lifford area.

Cllr Crawford says because a number of staff are unavailable for work, the number of patients has been cut to 30, and he's asking why a derogation has not been sought.

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