Carndonagh group says a national community hospital campaign is needed

The secretary of the Carndonagh Community Hospital Liaison Group says a national campaign is needed to highlight the plight of the community hospital sector in light of recent HIQA reports.

Joe Hegarty says while private nursing homes have the flesibility to respond by recruiting staff or making radical changes, that's not possible in the community hospital sector, because those hospitals are controlled by the HSE and are bound by national policy and restrictions.

He says it's vital that communities come together...........

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