Union seeks HSE meeting to discuss impact of staff reduction schemes

The IMPACT trade unions is seeking an urgent meeting with the HSE to discuss what impact the recent early retirement and redundancy schemes will have on services in County Donegal.

3,700 applications have been received by the HSE from staff who have until the 30th November to finally decide when the ‘cooling off’ period ends.

IMPACT says that early indications in Donegal are that several dozen staff may go from across the county and that will have an effect on staff and service in the hospital and the community sector.

The union's spokesperson Richy Caruthers says the HSE in Donegal needs to clarify what services it will priorities: