The HSE has issued a statement regarding Investment in Donegal Community Hospitals and have addressed the concerns over the future of St. Josephs in Stranorlar, Lifford and Ramelton stating they will remain open.
The have agreed with HIQA that the 20 bed community hospital in Lifford which includes 3 long stay beds will continue to function as a short stay facility.
Ramelton Nursing Unit will continue to function as normal while the HSE is currently awaiting confirmation of registration of St Joseph's Hospital in Stranorlar which is expected shortly.
However, no commitment has been given regarding long-term beds within the facilities.
Minister Joe McHugh says further talks are needed on what what mix of facilities are required in the hospitals down the line: