Health Minister to meet Letterkenny General management and lobby groups today

Health Minister Dr James Reilly is in Donegal for a series of meetings today.

Before addressing the MacGill Summer School this evening, he travels to Letterkenny, where he will meet with management at Letterkenny General Hospital and also campaign groups including Donegal Action for Cancer Care and Cooperating for Cancer Care North West.

DACC spokesperson Berry Holmes says comments made by the minister last week that there will be no more money for Letterkenny General this year are not acceptable, and she'll be telling him he must rethink..........

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The minister's assertion that no more money will be given to Letterkenny General Hospital was made at the Oireachtas Health Committee last week in response to questions from Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue.

He says the minister must meet management with an open mind, and be ready to engage in dialogue........

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