Calls for action to prevent spike in cancer deaths in Donegal

 

A Donegal TD is calling for immediate action to prevent a surge in cancer fatalities in Donegal in the coming months and years.

It's after figures released to Fianna Fail show that the number of people being referred by GPs to Rapid Access Clinics has fallen by more than 50%.

Due to the pandemic, screening programmes have been paused and there's major concern that this will result in delays in detecting cancer for some people.

Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue says both the HSE and the Government need to do more to address the issue: