The healthcare body which runs Letterkenny University Hospital has responded to claims that frontline staff have not yet received the Covid vaccine when some admin staff have.
A staff member from the Intensive Care Unit contacted Donegal Daily to say that a number of staff were writing to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly over the issue.
They said that as well as staff in ICU, other staff in Accident and Emergency and Critical Care had yet to be offered the vaccine.
The staff member said that when they complained they were told that there was a shortage of the vaccine.
We put these claims to Saolta, the group which runs a number of hospitals across the country including Letterkenny University Hospital.
A statement from Saolta said the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign began in Letterkenny University Hospital on Wednesday 06 January.
It said that by last Friday a total of 900 staff at the hospital have been vaccinated.
The statement continued “In the first instance, the vaccine is being offered to staff directly providing care to confirmed and suspect COVID-19 cases including ICU, the Emergency Department/RRU and the Red zone wards – Medical 2, 3 and 4. This includes support staff and clerical staff working in these areas also.
“To date (Friday 15 January) over 900 staff have been vaccinated. Vaccine clinics will be scheduled according to the availability of the vaccine and all staff in the hospital will be offered the vaccine.”Tags: