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Frustration as funding for St. Joseph’s and Ramelton Hospitals still not approved

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – May 30, 2019 Google+ Previous articlePTSB fined €21m over tracker mortgage scandalNext articleHorgan expecting another difficult night at Bohs News Highland Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twittercenter_img Frustration as funding for St. Joseph’s and Ramelton Hospitals still not approved Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA A Donegal Deputy has slammed the Government and HSE after it was confirmed this week that funding for the long awaited redevelopment of St. Joseph’s and Ramelton Community Hospitals has still not been sanctioned.Deputy Pearse Doherty has described the situation as shameful and says that as a result, the futures of these services remain shrouded in doubt until such a time as funding is sanctioned.The admission contained in a HSE response to a recent Dáil question tabled by Deputy Doherty, comes some three years after the futures of the hospitals were thrown into question, following the announcement that long term residential care beds would be closed at St. Joseph’s and Ramelton and replaced by a new nursing unit in Letterkenny.The move was to be as part of the Government’s programme of investment in public nursing homes between 2016 and 2021.After considerable local backlash following the announcement, the HSE were forced to roll back on their plans and instead pledged that long term residential care in the two community hospitals would be refurbished and retained.Three years later, no funding has been pledged with Deputy Doherty describing the situation as shameful.He says that local communities continue to be ‘fobbed off’ by the Government and HSE, while the futures of these vital services remain ‘shrouded in doubt’. Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+last_img read more