HSE confirms return of pacemaker procedures to Letterkenny General

The service of inserting defibrillators and pacemakers at Letterkenny General Hospital is to be restored.

The procedures were temporarily suspended on 1st September last year in what was described as a cost containment measure.

At the time the HSE gave a commitment to review the restoration of this service in 2012 and today the executive confirmed that the services will be available again from next week.

Deputy Charlie McConalogue has welcomed what he called the HSE's common sense approach to the situation:

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