Patient care to be hit as 14 nursing jobs are lost at Letterkenny General

The INMO has warned that patient care will be compromised with news that 14 nursing post are to be lost at Letterkenny General Hospital.

As a cost containment proposal by the HSE, it will not be renewing contracts of employment for 14 newly qualified nurses.

These plans are to be introduced on Monday next, October 8th.

The INMO says, amongst other things,  this will lead to Increasing waiting lists, Increased numbers of patients on trolleys and the lenght of time so - as well as the likely cancellation of clinics.

INMO Industrial Relations Officer, Regina Durcan: