Senator Doherty urges Harney to confirm futures of Lifford and Rock Hospitals

Health Minister Mary Harney has been urged to stop sitting on the fence as debnate continues over the future of a number of community hospitals in Donegal, namely Lifford Hospital and the Rock in Ballyshannon.

Speaking during a debate on the HSE, Senator Pearse Doherty said the people have been left in a vacuum while the situation remains under review. He weants commitments from Ms Harney that the future of the hospitals will be guaranteed, with funding being provided to bring them up to scratch.

He says he'll continue to pursue the issue before the Seanad debate resumes next week.