Antenatal/ maternity services are set to return to Inishowen two years after they were first closed in the region.
It has been confirmed that the clinic will be reinstated as a new midwifery-led service.
Donegal TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has stressed that it is vital that two clinics are reinstated in Buncrana and Carndonagh, where they once operated before.
Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “It has been unacceptable that this important primary care service has been lost to Inishowen mothers to be.
“The point of primary care is providing health and social care services in as many local communities as possible and I am pleased to learn that a new midwifery led service is being rolled out in Donegal and that Inishowen will soon benefit from this.”
Deputy Mac Lochlainn had raised the removal of the services with the outgoing Minister for Health and now management at Letterkenny Hospital, responding on the Minister’s behalf, have confirmed that they are planning to restore a midwifery led service to Inishowen.
“I will continue to monitor these plans to see them home to fruition in the time ahead,” Deputy Mac Lochlainn added.