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A Donegal TD believes now is the time to get hospitals operational again to prevent a further buildup of waiting lists in the coming months. Fianna Fail TD, Charlie McConalogue, is making the comments after recent figures show a 19.1% increase for those waiting on day and in patient procedures…

The HSE says many public hospitals aren’t capable of providing the safe distancing needed to protect against the spread of Covid-19.   The executive will tell an Oireachtas committee today they are not ‘fit for purpose’.   Leinster House’s special committee on Covid-19 will meet again this morning.   According…

From this morning, Sligo and Letterkenny university hospitals are deferring all procedures and appointments, except for very urgent cases. This is to ensure that the hospitals have the necessary capacity to deal with any increase in suspected and confirmed COVID 19 cases. In both Sligo and Letterkenny University Hospitals, only…

Urgent warnings have been issued that under staffing of certain services must be curtailed for safety in many of the Saolta University Healthcare Group hospitals including Sligo and Letterkenny University Hospitals. The warnings have been issued by officials from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation who claims Saolta management should…

The HSE is warning of potential disruption to services in hospitals in Sligo and Letterkenny once they get back up and running later. Industrial action by nurses ends at 8am, but the HSE says there could be a surge in patients presenting at emergency departments. INMO members will stage a…

With record numbers on trolleys again today, nurses in Galway are protesting over what they claim is the HSE’s failure year on year to tackle another patient winter crisis. In Sligo alone there are 27 patients on trolleys with another 16 waiting at Letterkenny University Hospital. Nurses and midwives based…