Paediatric Diabetic Service to be maintained in Letterkenny

The government says there are no plans to remove or downgrade the existing Paediatric Diabetic Service at Letterkenny General Hospital.

Senator O'Domhnaill raised the issue in the Seanad, and was told by Junior Health Minister Roisin Shorthall that specialist nurses are already in place in Letterkenny and a Specialist Consultant is due to start at the hospital next month.

Senator O'Domhnaill says he raised the issue after a meeting in Donegal last weekend with the parents of children with diabetes, and they will welcome these assurances:

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