A PRIEST leading a campaign to retain community hospitals in the county has accused the Government of "tearing the heart out of rural Ireland".
Campaigners will march in Stranorlar today in protest at plans to move residential community nursing beds from Stranorlar, Lifford and Ramelton hospitals to a new facility in Letterkenny.
The protest takes place at Stranorlar community hospital at 1.30pm.
Stranorlar priest Fr John Joe Duffy says the HSE proposals are 'stealth cuts'.
"These hospitals will stay open in name only as centres of...