Health Minister stands by Sligo General cancer services decision

Health Minister Mary Harney says she doesn't believe the decision to withdraw cancer services from Sligo General Hospital will be reversed in the future, no matter who is in the role.

Ms Harney was speaking at Letterkenny General Hospital, where she launched the Sexual Assault Treatment Units' Annual Report for 2009.

Asked about cancer services in Sligo and South Donegal, Ms Harney said she is satisfied with the decisions taken regarding services in the North West, and praised the level of service being provided at Letterkenny General Hospital:

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