Donegal County Cllr says cuts to blame for critical HIQA report

hiqaA Donegal County Cllr has said he is alarmed, but not surprised by HIQAs report.

A HIQA report has criticised two community hospitals here.

The inspections at Carndonagh Community Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital in Stranorlar both found significant shortcomings

Cllr Patrick McGowan said he sympathises with management and staff at St Josephs Hospital in Stranorlar and Carndonagh Community Hospital because he says their hands are tied.

He says with so much cuts, then a drop in standards is inevitable:

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