GP concerned HSE may close Carndonagh Community Hospital

A public meeting is being held over fears that Carndonagh Community Hospital faces closure as part of the HSE's cost cutting measures.

The facility has 30 patients and recently had its number of beds reduced with concern locally that the hospital may now be closed altogether.

It is argued that the hospital provides key services for locals and eases pressure on Letterkenny General Hospital as it provides a step down service.

Dr John Madden is a GP in Carndonagh - Speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show he said it is crucial the hospital remains open:
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The meeting takes place in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh on Friday evneing at 8 o'clock