Worse than locals feared – HSE to close 10 beds at Dungloe District Hospital

first_img Google+ 10 beds to closeYesterday local Cllr Marie Terese Gallagher said she had received numerous calls from staff and patients’ families over rumours up to 7 beds were to close – today the HSE confirms it will be ten.In a statement to Highland Radio News the HSE says that in the last 4-6 weeks, the unit has experienced an increase in long term sick leave, staff retirements and planned maternity leave.It adds that the moratorium on recruitment in the public service has restricted the HSE’s ability to replace these staff, however discussions with senior management at a regional level to review options are ongoing.In the statement the HSE says that in order to maintain a safe level of care to our patients the it has decided to temporarily reduce the number of beds by 10 Short Stay. Facebook Previous articleCross border employment roadshow to visit Letterkenny and DerryNext articleFears for the future of LYIT’s Killybegs campus News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 8, 2013 WhatsApp Pinterest Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Worse than locals feared – HSE to close 10 beds at Dungloe District Hospital Google+ Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Pinterest Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist News Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumnlast_img

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