Fears grow for Lifford Hospital as HSE puts final touches to service plan

A decision on the future of Lifford Community Hospital and other facilities in Donegal could be known early in the new year. The Irish Times is reporting today that a draft service plan to be given to Health Minister Dr James Reilly by the HSE next week will include provision for the closure of 10 facilities and 900 community hospiotal and nursing home beds next year.

A recently leaked document shows that at present, Lifford is the only facility which is being considered for closure in Donegal, but a comment from MInister Reilly recently that units with less thn 50 beds are at risk has led to considerable concern across Donegal.