Day Care service in Ramelton to close?

It has emerged that users of the HSE day care service at Ramelton Community Hospital were told on Tuesday that they were not to attend the remainder of the week.

They say they were told there was a shortage of staff and because of HSE embargos staff allocated to the Day Centre are being transferred to 'more urgent nursing duties' within the hospital.

Local Cllr Ian McGarvey says has visted the hospital, but he wasn't given any answers on what was happening.

He says a lot of elderly people depended on this service, and it's shocking that they're being treated in this manner.

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