New heart failure service established at Letterkenny University Hospital

A new Heart Failure Service is being established at Letterkenny University Hospital.

The service aims to support the diagnosis and treatment of people with heart failure living in Donegal.

It has been developed as an integrated team to support earlier access to diagnosis and treatment.

The new service allows GPs to directly refer patients they suspect of having heart failure to the community service.

It also allows patients who have been admitted to Letterkenny University Hospital with heart failure to have their follow up in community locations reducing the need to travel to Letterkenny for many.

Kathy Farrell is an Advanced Nurse Practioner at the hospital..............