NURSES ASKED TO TRANSFER TO DERRY AFTER LETTERKENNY FLOODING

Nurses from flood-hit Letterkenny General Hospital have been asked to transfer to Altnagelvin in Derry to cope with the overflow of emergencies from Donegal.

A scene from the hospital last Friday. donegaldaily.com

A scene from the hospital last Friday. donegaldaily.com

Shocked staff nurses say they are now being contacted by managers at the hospital in a bid to balance out the workload.

Today’s Tirconail Tribune reports that nurses have been told they will be driven to their shifts by taxi and collected again.

However the plan has already hit a number of stumbling blocks.

The nurses from Letterkenny are not registered to work in the UK and some form of Government intervention may be needed.

The news comes just 24 hours after hospital manager Sean Murphy told a press conference that no jobs will be lost as a result of the catastrophic damage caused to the facility.

However it would now appear that staff are being asked to relocate at least for the time being.

Other staff including those who worked at the fracture clinic have already transferred to Donegal Town.

It would also appear that great pressure is being put on the current catering staff since an outside catering firm was drafted in to provide meals at the hospital.

 

 

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