Deputy Joe McHugh says there is no guarantee over Carn hospital

Fine Gael Deputy Joe McHugh says that while their can be no guarantee given that Carndonagh Community Hospital won't close, it is essential that it remains open.

Over 400 people packed the Colgan Hall in Carndonagh last night over fears that the facility faces closure.

The facility has 30 patients and recently had its number of beds reduced - 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.

That is a view shared by Deputy Joe McHugh:

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