BREAKING NEWS: Donegal’s top cancer specialist is to quit his post at Letterkenny General Hospital in what will be seen as a huge blow to the facility.
Mr Kevin Moran, a urologist and general surgeon, will resign next month saying he does not have the resources to look after his patients.
In an interview with the Donegal News, he said “I have taken the decision to resign as I don’t have the resources to take care of my patients any more.
“I don’t have access to beds, I don’t have adequate access to operating theatres and I can’t recruit and retain the junior staff and support staff I need.”
Mr Moran has been the team doctor with the Donegal senior football team for the past number of years.
He said that if the HSE had the ethos of the Donegal dressing room, then Letterkenny General Hospital would be a different place.
He said: “If they transferred the ethos from the Donegal dressing room into the HSE and, more specifically Letterkenny General Hospital, then we would have a very different situation. Within the Donegal camp there are no egos, no vested interests and everyone is working together as a team for the good of the local community. “