Over 1000 people braved the cold weather in the Twin Towns on Saturday to take part in the ‘Save Our St Joseph’s Hospital march’ in protest at what they say is Government inaction on the premises.
Chairman of the group, Fr John Joe Duffy, has accused the HSE and the Government of making false promises to locals over the facility.
On Friday, the HSE has again emphasised its commitment to the upgrade of St Joseph’s Community Hospital in Stranorlar.
Following the march, Fr Duffy said: “The Call went out to put shoe leather onto the streets and over 1000 people responded. We are not going away.
“Stop the Spin, stop the political lies, it is time to put the spades into the ground and secure St. Josephs for future generations.
“Act now, stop the bluff, stop the spin. It is time for the government to stand up and be counted for St. Josephs, time for the government to put the plans and funding on the table and the spade into the ground.
“The government needs to stop ducking and diving and stop getting the HSE to issue last-minute concoctions of words in attempts to hoodwink the people,” he added.
“Because our people will not be hoodwinked nor will they any longer stand for the nonsense that they have thrown at us over the last three years and more.
“Time to immediately restore staffing levels, to restore beds, to restore services, to practice what they preach about caring for elderly and vulnerable people in their own communities.
“No more Chinese whispers. It is time for honesty and action.”