Health Minister to meet management at Letterkenny General on Thursday

It's been confirmed that Health Minister Dr James Reilly will visit Letterkenny General Hospital on Thursday next for meetings with management and hospital campaign groups.

It follows his appearance before the Oireachtas Health Committee last week, during which he warned that there will be no extra money for Letterkenny General at the end of the year.

However he did say he would consider redesignating the hospital to regional status, in order to bering in more money from the hospital's private work.

That is something that's been advocated by Deputy Joe Mc Hugh - He says Thursday's meetying will be an important one.............

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