Decision on Lifford and Ballyshannon community hospitals by ‘early summer’

The HSE's Local Health Manager for Donegal says decisions will be made on the future of Community Hospital Services in the county by the early summer.

John Hayes was responding to ongoing fears about the future of Lifford Community Hospital, and The Rock in Ballyshannon, both of which are believed to be facing closure as part of an ongoing review.

Speaking after a meeting with unions this morning, Mr Hayes told Highland Radio News that while no decisions have been made, there are serious challenges underpinning the review.

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