HSE Must Fulfil Commitment Given on Dungloe Ante-Natal Service


Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has today (Thursday) demanded answers from the HSE over its failure to deliver on its commitment to re-instate the Ante-Natal and Gynaecology clinic at Dungloe Community Hospital which was suspended in November 2014.

Deputy Doherty’s comments come following a recent response to a Parliamentary Question in which the HSE state that a decision to re-establish the service has not been taken. Deputy Doherty has branded the reply ‘unacceptable’ and is now demanding that hospital management clarify if it will fulfil a commitment which was previously given to re-commence the clinic once staffing issues were resolved.

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Government Silence on Community Hospitals Speaks Volumes – Doherty

Sinn Féin Councillor and General Election Candidate Gary Doherty has spoken of his concern for the future of St Joseph’s, Lifford and Ramelton Community Hospitals following a response from Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, in which she fails to rule out bed closures or staffing reductions at the units as part of the Government’s Capital Programme for Nursing Home facilities announced last week.

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