The HSE has been offered alternative accommodation in the event that Letterkenny University Hospital is over-run with patients during the Covid-19 crisis.
The Tirconail Tribune reports that a number of local companies have offered free accommodation in the event of a major spike in number.
Cllr. Michael McBride confirmed that a very substantial offer has come through the Bomac company om the site of the former Optum plant in Letterkenny.
The company is offering free of charge, accommodation that can accommodate up to a 170 bed overflow hospital if needed in the near future free of charge to the HSE.
He said the facility has a fully kitted telecommunications facility with a capacity to accommodate in excess of 600 people and can provide space for 170 beds.
Cllr. McBride has paid tribute to Pat and Anthony Bonnar along with Tommy McLaughlin for their initiative in making the centre available to the HSE.
He has paid tribute to them for their community initiative in making the centre available to the HSE should the need arise.
Meanwhile, Noreen Trearty, a Director of An Craoibhín in Termon said they’d offered their facility for free to the HSE.
It is fully equipped with computers, desks, wifi and office space that can be used in compliance with physical distancing rules. It also has a sports hall and the premises was deep cleaned before it was closed.
“We have offered the centre to the HSE for contact tracing or any other purpose for which it is suitable in the current crisis. It is fully equipped with computers, desks, wifi and office space that can be used in compliance with physical distancing rules.
“It also has a sports hall that we can put tables into facilitate the same should you need them” she said.