Significant progress has been made in the delivery of a new Community Hospital for Lifford.
A 3.5-acre site has been identified on the outskirts of the town for a 25-bed build.
Plans include a new community hospital as well as a Primary Care Centre and 177 car parking spaces.
The Department of Health has indicated that the HSE can now move to apply for funding following talks between the HSE and Donegal County Council regarding the green field site.
Speaking today, the Donegal Sinn Féin Deputy Pearse Doherty said: “Something we have fought a long time for has taken a step closer to becoming a reality today with the news that a 3.5-acre site has been identified for the new Lifford Community Hospital.
“This is very encouraging news for the area and I know it has already been welcomed by the Friends of Lifford Hospital.
“I would also like to again commend the local community and Friends of Lifford Hospital for all the great work they have done up to this point. We in Sinn Féin will continue to work with them to ensure that progress is made as quickly as possible on the Hospital’s construction.”