Carndonagh GP fears local hospital bed closures could lead to full closure

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A Carndonagh GP fears the recently announced bed closures at the local community hospital will become permanent with serious question marks now hanging over the future of the facility.

Dr John Madden sits on the steering group of the Carndonagh Community Hospital.

The HSE confirmed this week that four beds are being closed at the Hospital  as a result of staffing pressures but insisted the move was temporary.

Speaking earlier on the Shaun Doherty Show, Dr Madden explained why he doesn't believe this to be the case:

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