Top Donegal cancer surgeon to leave post because of a lack of resources

Letterkenny General HospitalA top cancer surgeon is to leave his post next month after claiming he no longer has the resources to take care of his patients.

Kevin Moran, a Urologist and General Surgeon at Letterkenny General Hospital, tendered his resignation to hospital authorities and expressed his growing fear for the future of Urology services at the hospital.

Mr Moran has been 24 years in the post, but informed bosses of his decision to resign in December.

The Saolta University Health Care Group says it will be working with the Consultants Appointments Advisory Committee Public appointments unit and the national recruitment service to appoint a permanent replacement for Mr Moran.

A locum consultant general surgeon has been appointed to the hospital from 23 February until 16 April and a temporary general surgeon has been appointed for one year, from 16 April.