Letterkenny General Hospital could face ward closures

Letterkenny General Hospital facing ward closures

A cost-cutting plan for the health service which could involve hospital ward closures will be put before the people in the next few weeks, the Health Minister has said.

Each of the Health Service Executives four regions have been ordered to devise cost-cutting plans.

Hospitals were 99 million euro over budget for the first four months of this year, and one of the hospitals most in trouble includes Letterkenny General Hospital.

Impact spokesperson, Richie Carruthers has totally rejected that Letterkenny General is overspending, and he said ward closures must be avoided........

[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/rcarr1pm.mp3[/podcast]