Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has welcomed an announcement made earlier today (Monday) by Abbott Ireland that the company is planning to expand its workforce at its manufacturing facility near Donegal Town.
"Pressure grows for Government on the neglect of diabetes care in Donegal"- Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn
Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has reacted angrily to the latest data on patient waiting list figures which shows that since the start of 2018, there has been a 17 per cent increase in the number of patients waiting 18 months or more for outpatient treatment at Letterkenny University Hospital.
The figures, which have been compiled by the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) reveal that as of the end of May, a total of 15,474 patients are awaiting an outpatient appointment, 2,201 of which have been on a waiting list for at least 18 months.
Donegal Sinn Féin has today (Monday) launched a campaign demanding the reopening of Letterkenny University Hospital’s 19 Bed Short Stay Ward.
The initiative, which was launched this morning at the hospital by Senator Pádraig MacLochainn, Deputy Pearse Doherty and a number of local Sinn Féin Councillors, sees the roll out of a petition as well as a dedicated cross-platform media campaign calling on the Government to reopen the facility in a bid to alleviate the ongoing trolley crisis.
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