Concerns grow for 100 jobs at Letterkenny General

SIPTU says there are increasing fears that 100 jobs could be lost at Letterkenny General Hospital as the HSE takes action to slash costs in the Western area.

The country's largest union is to ballot for strike action over a HSE plan to cut hundreds of temporary contract jobs this after the HSE's outgoing CEO Brendan Drumm yesterday announced that most cutbacks in the Health Service will come from hospitals.

Martin O'Rourke is SIPTU's representative in Donegal - He says while not confirmed there is real concern that job losses at Letterkeny General will be confirmed: