Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP has commended the immense effort of staff at Letterkenny General Hospital as they work through an unprecedented crisis following last week’s flooding.
The Fianna Fáil MEP, along with Charlie McConalogue TD and Cllr Ciarán Brogan, met with management of the HSE West/North West group this week. The meeting was attended by Group Chairman Noel Daly, CEO Bill Maher, Letterkenny General Hospital Manger Seán Murphy and the hospital’s Clinical Director Dr Paul O’Conner.
“We were fully briefed on the situation at Letterkenny General Hospital. Management and staff are doing everything in their power to restore all services at the hospital as quickly and safely as possible,” Pat the Cope said.
“I am hugely impressed by the commitment and energy of the hospital’s staff during what is an extremely difficult time. They have ensured that patient safety is paramount throughout this crisis, and no harm has come to any patient as a result. I also want to commend the emergency workers and hundreds of volunteers who have given their time to help in whatever way they can.”
The delegation was assured that additional mobile diagnostic equipment has been secured for the hospital. In the meantime, A & E services are being provided at Sligo General Hospital and Altnagelvin Hospital.
Following the meeting, the Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin met with management at Letterkenny General Hospital on Wednesday and called on the Minister for Health James Reilly to detail the supports that will be provided in the coming months to return the hospital to its full capacity and ensure that all services, without exception, are restored.