A young Donegal mother who had an agonising two-week wait for a bed at St James’ Hospital in Dublin was finally admitted last night.
Lorraine Miller from Gleneely was transferred to Dublin on Wednesday night and admitted to the oncology unit at 1am.
Lorraine had been waiting for 14 days for specialist treatment at St James’, but a lack of beds prevented her from being transferred and admitted.
She had been receiving care at Letterkenny University Hospital for an infection.
The case was raised in Dáil Éireann yesterday by Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue, who called on the Taoiseach to intervene and sanction an immediate transfer for Lorraine.
The Taoiseach said it would be illegal for him to direct the HSE on an individual case.
It is hoped that the transfer will bring some relief to Lorraine and her husband Stephen after their ordeal.