The Letterkenny Hospital Rebuild Steering Group says it expects to be in a position to publish the results of the investigation into recent flooding near the end of this month, at which time the full report and all related documentation will be made available to the public.
On Friday last, the Steering Group briefed local public representatives on progress to date, and consulted with them on the next steps that are being taken as the report is being brought to a conclusion.
Donegal County Council was also represented at the meeting.
Today's statement in full -
HSE West Media Release
Consultation with Local Public Representatives Regarding Flood Defences at Letterkenny General Hospital
An interim report into flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital was considered by the Letterkenny Hospital Rebuild Steering Group on Friday Sept 26. The Steering Group expects to be in a position to publish the results of the investigation near end October, when the full report and all related documentation will be made available to the public.
On Friday Oct 3rd, the Chair of the Letterkenny Hospital Rebuild Steering Group, Bill Maher, Group Chief Executive of the West/North West Hospitals Group, and the Chair of the Investigation Team, John Browner, Assistant National Director, HSE Estates, shared progress to date with local public representatives and consulted with them on the next steps that are being taken as the report is being brought to a conclusion.
The meeting was also attended by the interim chair of the West/North West Hospitals Group, Dr John Killeen; non-executive director of the West/North West Hospitals Group, Donegal solicitor, Sharon Moohan; the general manager of Letterkenny General Hospital, Séan Murphy; HSE Estates Manager Mike Bermingham; and Facilities Manager, LGH, Peter Byrne.
Mr Fergal Doherty, Area Manager, Roads & Transportation, represented Donegal County Council at the meeting.
The public representatives were updated on the investigations and remedial works that are taking place within the grounds of Letterkenny General Hospital and the investigations that are being conducted or identified as necessary outside of the hospital grounds so that the risk of flooding at the hospital can be eliminated or reduced into the future.
Mr Bill Maher, Group Chief Executive of the West/North West Hospitals Group, stated, “We had a very constructive meeting and valuable input from the public representatives and we would like to thank the following for their attendance:
Deputy Charlie McConalogue TD, Deputy Joe McHugh TD, Cllr. Ciaran Brogan, Cllr. Gerry Crawford, Cllr. James Pat McDaid and Cllr Bernard McGuinness