Concern over the Future of Community Hospitals in Lifford, Stranorlar and Ramelton

liffordAlmost 30 million euro is to be spent on Community Hospitals in Donegal.

Money will be spent on the facilities in Carndonagh, Buncrana, Killybegs, Falcarragh and Dungloe.

17.4 million euro will be spent in Ballyshannon amalgamating its two hospitals onto one site.

Money will also be spent on the hospitals in Stranorlar, Lifford and Ramelton.

This has been welcomed by opposition Deputy Charlie McConalogue, but he has some concerns:

Government Deputy, Minister Joe McHugh says he has been assured that those three hospitals will not close but the service they provide will change:

In a separate development, €4.450m has also been announced for social housing in Donegal. Minister Alan Kelly has confirmed the provision of 20 units in Buncrana and a further 8 for Manorcunningham.