Another ‘flood’ has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital.
The HSE has this evening confirmed the incident at the Clinical Engineering Room and the kitchen construction site took place on Monday last.
It is understood the ‘flood’ was as a result of a rainwater leak.
Both ceilings and plasterboard were badly damaged and had to be replaced.
It is not known at this stage what cost has been put on the damage but Donegal Daily understands it runs into thousands of euro.
The HSE has said that the incident is the responsibility of the contractor.
A spokesman for the communication company for the HSE confirmed “A rainwater leak occurred at the junction of the recently completed Clinical Engineering Room and the kitchen construction site on Monday evening. Ceilings and plasterboard were damaged and had to be replaced. The area will have to be redecorated and cleaned.
“The Contractor for the kitchen contract, who is responsible for the damage, is carrying out remedial works at the moment. The room will be ready for occupation again on Friday morning.”
The leak is the latest in a line of incidents at the hospital.
In the summer of 2013, a massive flood at the hospital has cost up to €40million.
Another smaller flood took place this summer when rainwater came gushing down surrounding fields into the Accident and Emergency Department.