Donegal Sinn Féin TDs Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Pearse Doherty are demanding urgent answers from the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar and the management of the Saolta University Healthcare Group following the resignation of Dr Kevin Moran.
The Consultant Urologist and Surgeon at Letterkenny General Hospital is to leave his post next month.
He has spoken out about the management of the hospital and the resources available to him.
The two Donegal Deputies said that over recent years, they have repeatedly raised our serious concerns about the resources available to Letterkenny General Hospital.
Only this week, they say they met Tony Canavan, the Director of Operations of the Saolta University Healthcare Group and Sean Murphy, the LGH Manager to discuss those concerns.
“Only days after that meeting we now read about the disturbing resignation and comments of Dr Kevin Moran, the respected Consultant Urologist and Surgeon at the Hospital.
“A major concern is how can the Saolta Group recruit a replacement Consultant Urologist, a role vital to the hospital and the people of Donegal, following Dr Moran’s devastating assessment of the supports available to his department and the hospital?
“We are demanding an urgent response from the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar and the management of the Saolta University Healthcare Group to the issues Dr Moran has raised. The people of Donegal demand a hospital that is provided with the resources and staff required to deliver the health services they need and that they are entitled to”.