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A County Donegal GP doesn’t think it’s too soon for the HSE to scale back its covid contact-tracing operations.   The health authority’s planning to reduce them at the end of the month, with staff at centres in Limerick and Galway to be redeployed to other government departments.   Staff…

The COVID-19 Testing Centre located at the Cleary Centre in Donegal town is to cease testing from June 17th. The centre opened on September 27th 2020 and since then has carried out an estimated 33,701 swabs. As COVID-19 moves from pandemic to endemic status this means a transition of the…

The HSE will no longer offer walk-in Covid-19 testing at centres across the region from today. It means the walk-in service will no longer be offered at the centres based in Finisklin, Sligo; the Cleary Centre in Donegal Town, in Letterkenny at the St. Conals, and the centre in Carrick…

The HSE is encouraging people wishing to be tested for COVID-19 in Sligo, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Cavan to book a suitable appointment time by using the self-referral online booking system on www.hse.ie The HSE says choosing a slot will help eliminate waiting times, whereas people who choose to arrive…

Covid testing centres in Sligo and Leitrim are extending their services due to high demand.   From this (Tuesday) morning, the Covid Community Testing Centre in Finisklin, in Sligo town, will operate under new clinic times.   From 10am to 12pm, it will operate a ‘walk-in’ clinic.   From 12pm…

Nursing Homes Ireland says the decision to phase out serial testing in the facilities is an “appropriate” step.   However it’s warning the situation must be monitored closely over the coming weeks.   More than 1,500 Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded in nursing homes since the start of the…