Flood-damaged hospital almost
NEARLY all of the
services damaged by floods last summer at
Letterkenny General Hospital will reopen this month,
its chief executive has confirmed.
Bill Maher said MRI services had already been
restored and A&E would reopen next Monday.
Last year's flood caused damage running into tens of
millions of euro, destroying 40 per cent of the
building and affecting about 70 per cent of
Oncology, haematology, A&E, the pharmacy and
kitchens suffered major damage.
Mr Maher praised
hospital staff and said they had coped remarkably
well given the extent of work that needed to be
He told RTE that the hospital site would remain a
building site for the next year to 18 months.
"We're going to rebuild the radiology department and
one of the benefits if one can be considered is that
we'll be putting an interventional suite into
radiology as well. We're about to start work
rebuilding the kitchens," said Mr Maher.
"We'll soon have the pharmacy up and running. For
the next 12 to 18 months Letterkenny is going to be
quite a building site in terms of bringing back on
the haematology and oncology wards."