Letterkenny General Hospital gets the highest bill in the country for employing temporary staff

Letterkenny General Hospital

 

 

The HSE paid 2.4 million euro to employ temporary staff at Letterkenny General Hospital in the first six months of this year, the highest bill in the country.

Nationally, the bill is 14 million euro across the 18 hospitals to the end of July.

A shortage of nurses and trying to keep on medical staff have been cited as the main causes for the high bill for Letterkenny General Hospital.

However speaking earlier on today's Shaun Doherty Show, HSE West Forum member, Cllr Gerry McMonagle says the main factor is the working conditions in the hospital is preventing the recruitment of full time staff: