Victory for campaigners as Health Minister green lights specialist nurse for children with diabetes

Junior Doctor

The Minister for Health has sanctioned the appointment of a specialist nurse for children with diabetes in Letterkenny General Hospital.

The news was confirmed today by Dr James Reilly in a meeting with The Donegal Diabetes Parents Support Group.

The group had handed over a petition to the minister signed by almost 20 thousand Donegal people calling for improved services in the county for children with type 1 Diabetes.

Spokesperson for The Donegal Diabetes Parents Support Group Denise Gillespie  says they are delighted at the news after what has been a long campaign: