Serious Concern Expressed over the X-Ray Departments in Killybegs and Donegal Town Community Hospita

Serious Concern Expressed over the X-Ray Departments in Killybegs and Donegal Town Community Hospital.


Cllr Niamh Kennedy has expressed her concern in relation to these two new units in Killybegs and in Donegal Town as she has become aware that the Radiographer has handed in his notice.  “This means that he will be leaving his post on 14th March 2019 with no replacement at this stage”.

“This is simply not good enough that there is a policy within the HSE that a post like this can not be advertised until the job is vacant, this job should be advertised once notice is given”.

All the good news back in January of the E1.7m for the Community hospitals in Donegal, linked to Letterkenny University Hospital for Dungloe, Carndonagh, Donegal Town and Kilybegs and now we won’t have staff in Killybegs or Donegal Town for whatever length of time it takes to find a replacement this is simply not good enough.  There needs to be an effort made here to recruit and have a panel selected for these jobs as vacancies arise.


“Extensive reconstruction and renovations were carried out to accommodate the new equipment in these community hospitals, now Killybegs and Donegal Town will not have the Radiographer to do the work for whatever length of time is simply ridiculous.”

At the 1.7m euro launch a HSE spokesperson had stated that the opportunities to expand the level of services in these sites have been progressed.  “There is a Radiographer attended to each unit and admin support is provided across all units”

Cllr Niamh Kennedy is Calling for Recruitment of a Radiographer

“I am calling on the HSE to advertise for this post without delay, we are living rurally and rely on these excellent Radiology Diagnostic Services.  We do not want to see these services shut down for months because of administration and recruitment failures”.








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