National Director of Cancer Services visits Letterkenny General Hospital

The Director of the National Cancer Control Programme has praised the cancer services being provided at Letterkenny General Hospital, and says she is committed to the satellite oncology service being provided in Letterkenny in conjunction with Galway University Hospital.

Dr Susan O'Reilly was in Letterkenny today for the presentation of certificates to Public Health Nurses who have completed a course allowing them to provide some cancer treatment to patients in their own homes.

After meeting with management and medical personnel, Dr O'Reilly said ahe is very happy with the standard of care being provided, particularly in terms of the breast cancer service..............

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Hospital Manager Sean Murphy says today has been an important day for the hospital. He says the training course for Public Health Nurses is one which was pilotted in Donegal, and is now being rolled out nationally.

He says the opportunity to showcase the work being done in Letterkenny to the Director of the National Cancer Service was a welcome one.

During the General Election campaign, questions were raised about the long term future of cancer services in Letterkenny. Neither Dr Susan O'Reilly nor Sean Murphy were prepared to comment on the political controversey, but Sean Murphy says the quality of the services at Letterkenny General has been acknowledged, and that's very significant...........

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