HSE boss says Letterkenny General Hospital is doing too much

The CEO of the HSE say that Letterkenny General Hospital will have to meet a 7% reduction in it's volume of work to keep within budget this year.

Cathal Mc Gee was responding to Donegal Deputy Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue at a meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee this afternoon.

Deputy Mc Conalogue said it appears that Letterkenny General Hospital is being punished for being efficient, and it's now facing a budgetary overrun.

Mr Mc Gee told the committee that the reason the hospital is facing a budgetary crisis is that it is doing too much............

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