Future of Gynecology services to top agenda at hospital meeting today

Donegal Oireachtas members will meet with management at Letterkenny General Hospital today to discuss a number of issues including proposed changes to Gynecology services which could see the current ward close and patients transferred to surgical beds.

This is being considered as part of a strategy to free up staff for the new Emergency Department and medical wing which is due to open next month.

Budgetary issues will also be discussed, with indications this week that further cuts are to be imposed.

Donegal North-East Deputy, Joe McHugh says that the future of the Gynaecology Ward will be on the top the agenda at todays meeting.....

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Meanwhile, Donegal Action for Cancer Care spokesperson Betty Holmes says she's had confirmation from Hospital Manager Sean Murphy that savings of 1.1 million euro a month are being sought by HSE West Director of Operations John Hennessy

She says DACC is due to meet with Mr Hennessy in a fortnight's time, and this will be high on the agenda..........

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