Diabetes care in North West in ‘absolute crisis’

The Dail has heard that diabetes care in the North West is in ‘absolute crisis’ and the ‘Governments inaction is an absolute disgrace’.


It comes as it emerged in recent days that two Consultant endocrinologists at Letterkenny University Hospital have resigned.


It’s also been revealed that adults with diabetes in the region are waiting up to 24 months for an appointment – the recommended time frame is six months.


Health Minister Stephen Donnelly also came under fire for not being present in the Dail Chamber to respond to the Sinn Fein motion on hospital waiting lists.


Donegal Sinn Fein TD Padraig McLoughlin described it as a dangerous situation that needs to be urgently addressed.


While Independent TD for Donegal Thomas Pringle says Sligo University Hospital is still unable to hire a specialist nurse for insulin pump services due to a lack of funding: