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A local kitchen maker in the North West are designing tables for hospital facilities for free during the coronavirus pandemic. Cherrymore Kitchens and Bedrooms in Donegal are constructing tables for hospitals across connaught including Sligo, Letterkenny and Mayo University Hospitals as hospitals change their layouts due to COVID-19. General Manager,…

Letterkenny University Hospital is continuing to experience a high volume of patients at its Emergency Department today. Over 150 people have attended the ED over the last three consecutive days – this is around 40% more than usual. In a statement to Ocean FM news from the Saolta Healthcare Group…

Talks are due to take place today in a bid to avert strike action by hospital support staff which will impact on services across the north west. Over 500 health workers, including porters, chefs, cleaners and health care assistants, are planning to take industrial action next Thursday, the 20th of…

Staff at Sligo University Hospital are urging people to get the flu vaccine. In a new video, Fergal Hickey, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, and Deirdre Staunton, Resuscitation Training Officer have shared their flu experiences aimed at promoting the uptake of the flu vaccine among healthcare workers. The HSE also says…

It’s believed more than 1,442 people are on outpatient waiting lists in Donegal for more than two years. While 94 people are waiting longer than 3 years to obtain an outpatient appointment. That’s according to figures obtained by Donegal Fianna Fail TD and Leas Cheann Comhairle Pat the Cope Gallagher.…

November was the worst month on record for hospital waiting figures in the North West and nationally. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, 431 people were waiting on trolleys or chairs in Sligo University Hospital last month compared to 198 the same time last year. Letterkenny University Hospital…