A Donegal councillor is calling for better signage to help people find the Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital.
The call comes as some patients and family members driving to the building encounter difficulties finding the correct entrance, often at a critical time.
Cllr Donal Coyle told the council this week that patients have found themselves at the wrong entrance – some end up at the main door, while others turn into the ambulance depot.
He pointed out that the current sign for the Emergency Department does not direct people travelling from the hospital roundabout, only those coming from the Mountain Top.
“The sign at the entrance, it’s a fine sign, but it’s facing up the road, with the result that when you’re driving up you don’t actually see it,” Cllr Coyle said.
Cllr Coyle has asked the council to work with Letterkenny University Hospital to provide adequate signage on the approach to and at the entrance to the department.
His motion was backed by Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, who highlighted that people travelling to the A&E are often in a hurry and often facing a matter of life and death.
The Letterkenny-Milford Roads Department has agreed to work in conjunction with the HSE on the matter.