IT WILL NOW TAKE A YEAR TO REPAIR HOSPITAL, SAYS ADAMS

first_imgdonegaldaily.com CopyrightSinn Féin president, Gerry Adams TD has said he was left in shock today after seeing the damage from last week’s storm at Letterkenny General Hospital and says he was told it will take A YEAR to repair.He visited the facility along with local TD Padraig MacLochlainn and Sinn Féin councillors from the area earlier today.The group met with Sean Murphy the hospital general manager and Ann Flood, director of nursing along with other members of the management team and was given a tour of the building. The Sinn Féin president said afterwards: “The scale of the damage is truly shocking. I am told that 40% of the hospital was decommissioned in the space of an hour.“I want to commend the heroic work of the hospital staff who managed an evacuation of patients, in torrential rain.“They have done Trojan work since, not only on the clean-up, but also in securing alternative accommodation for the patients of the hospital.“This was a major emergency for the hospital and the people of Donegal. “It will take a year or more to repair the damage and I call on the HSE and the government to provide all that is required to facilitate a return to full services.”Earlier estimates had set next March or April for all facilities to be returned to normal.Now Deputy Adams believes it will be a year or more after his meeting today. IT WILL NOW TAKE A YEAR TO REPAIR HOSPITAL, SAYS ADAMS was last modified: August 1st, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:gerry adamsIT WILL NOW TAKE A YEAR TO REPAIR HOSPITALletterkenny hospitalSAYS ADAMSlast_img read more