The HSE has again emphasised its commitment to the upgrade of St Joseph’s Community Hospital in Stranorlar.
A statement from the authority to Donegal comes on the eve of a major march expected in the Twin Towns today organised by the St Joseph’s Hospital Action Group.
Chairman of the group, Fr John Joe Duffy, has accused the HSE and the Government of making false promises to locals over the facility.
A march in the Twin Towns today starting at 1pm is to allow people to voice their concerns about the future of the facility.
However, the HSE has said they are “committed’ to the long-term future of St Joseph’s.
The statement reads “The redevelopment of St Joseph’s Community Hospital, Stranorlar is included in the HSE Capital Plan.
“An application for funding in 2019 is part of the capital bid submitted by HSE Estates North West.
“The HSE 2019 Capital Plan is currently being finalised and it is intended to proceed with the procurement of a Design Team for this project this year, subject to normal approvals.
“The HSE is committed to the long term future of the Hospital at St Joseph’s and will continue to work to ensure full HIQA compliance at the facility.”Tags: