Donegal Deputy demands date for return of rheumatology services

rheumatology1A Donegal Deputy has called on the Health Minister to immediately set a date for the reinstatement of rheumatology services in Donegal.

Currently upwards of 500 Donegal patients with arthritis have to travel to Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim for treatment.

Last year the Health Minister James Reilly gave a commitment that the rheumatology services would be reinstated, and Mary Coughlan gave a similar commitment in February 2011 when she was Health Minister.

Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue says after several commitments a firm date must now be given: