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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…

A woman’s medical files Saolta have been found dumped near Letterkenny University Hospital. The documents were discovered in Bernard McGlinchey Park, close to the Hospital. Saolta, which manages the hospital, says there will be a full investigation to establish how it occurred. This comes as medical files were also found…

Sligo University Hospital won at the 3rd Saolta Staff Recognition Awards earlier this week. The ceremony took place in Galway where they won for developing the ‘Anesthesia App’ which is a mobile phone ‘App’ for Anaesthetic Doctors to use in the Hospital. SUH were also nominated for three other awards…

A locum oncologist has been secured for Letterkenny University Hospital. The Saolta Hospital Group has confirmed to Ocean FM News that a second locum has been secured to fill the position until the 6th of March. There has been concern in Donegal over the past number of weeks with 51…

Hospitals in the north west are experience severe over-crowding with 52 people on trolleys today. Sligo University Hospital is the worst-effected with 29 people waiting for a bed – 27 of those are on trolleys in the emergency department with a further two waiting in overflow areas of wards. This…

25 people are waiting on a bed in Letterkenny University Hospital this lunchtime. Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show that 18 people are on trolleys with a further 7 waiting in overflow areas of wards. The Saolta hospital group confirmed to Ocean FM there are a number…

The Saolta hospital group is predicting that it is facing a deficit of 45 million euro this year. Its deficit last year was 23 million euro. The group includes the university hospitals in Sligo, Letterkenny, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway and Portiuncla. The Saolta University Healthcare Group received 656 million euro in…