Unions meet with Letterkenny General Hospital management this morning

Battle lines are being drawn ahead of this morning's crunch meeting between health unions and management at Letterkenny General Hospital. The hospital is running €8 million over budget, and senior HSE management say measures must be taken to claw that money back.

That will inevitably mean curtailing services, closing wards and reducing the hours of temporary staff.

Unions say they will not stand for such proposals, and will act to protect their members, and the people of Donegal. They're seeking a meeting with TDs, Senators and health campaigners tomorrow to discuss a coordinated response to whatever comes out of today's meeting.

The HSE says there is no alternative to cuts, Martin O'Rourke says that's not the case.

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