Vital healthcare supplies destroyed in Letterkenny fire

 

There are urgent calls on the HSE to replenish the supplies which have been lost in yesterday's fire in Letterkenny.

It's understood that a large number of wheelchairs, hospital beds, nebulisers and the county's supply of personal protective equipment have been destroyed.

The HSE says it's setting up a temporary storage facility at Letterkenny University Hospital.

It's not clear how much damage was caused to the HSE facility, which will be assessed this morning.

Donegal TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn says both the HSE and the Health Minister must ensure that the financial resources required to secure an alternative store for these supplies is provided immediately:

 

Meanwhile in a statement released this morning, the HSE has given reassurances that Letterkenny University Hospital currently has an adequate supply of PPE and continues to receive deliveries to the hospital directly a number of times a week.

Sligo stores will dispatch all Community PPE this week to Donegal.

There is no lack of supply of PPE to either Donegal Community Services or Letterkenny University Hospital.

All deliveries will continue as normal, as contingency plans have been put in place.