A total of 97 staff from Letterkenny University Hospital have been off work or were self-isolating due to Covid 19.
The latest figures of those off was recorded on February 11th last and the information released to Councillor Gerry McMonagle.
He was told that a total of 97 staff were off including 47 nursing staff, 18 support staff and 6 clerical staff.
Cllr McMonagle also asked for an update in relation to the success or otherwise of the recent recruitment drive for new nurses and doctors to be employed at LUH.
He was told that the hospital has hired 17 nurses since 1/12/2020 and have panelled another 13 from recent interviews.
“We are currently offering posts to people on the panel,” said John Hayes.
A recruitment drive for NCHDs is ongoing. Medical SHOs were interviewed on 10/02/21, 4 were offered posts.
An advert for July NCHD intake is currently on the Saolta website.