SHORTAGE OF NURSES PUTS PLANNED HOSPITAL WING OPENING IN DOUBT

first_imgThe opening of Letterkenny General Hospital’s long-awaited new wing could be in doubt once again, Donegal Daily has learned.The multi-million unit, which includes a new Accident and Emergency Department, is due to open in September after a delay of more than a year.However nursing unions have expressed fears there may not be enough manpower to staff the new facility. A meeting between nursing staff and hospital management is now due to take place on August 31st to review the situation.A nursing source at the hospital told us that operating the current A&E is a challenge without the pressure of a new, larger unit being opened.“The nursing staff are delighted the new wing is almost ready to be opened.“However there is a genuine concern that staffing levels are just not adequate to run the facility. “A meeting will take place on August 31st to get reassurances that the manpower is there to operate the facility to the highest standard,” said the source. SHORTAGE OF NURSES PUTS PLANNED HOSPITAL WING OPENING IN DOUBT was last modified: August 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:delayLetterkenny General Hospitalnursing staffOPENINGlast_img

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