Donegal TD and Minister of State Joe McHugh has welcomed the news today that locum cover for the Medical Oncology Service at Letterkenny University Hospital has resumed with immediate affect.
Locum cover had been put in place from March 6.
However this cover actually began on Monday past.
“This has enabled the LUH Medical Oncology Service to resume accepting new referrals,” said Minister McHugh.
“This means that patients currently undergoing Medical Oncology treatment will be returned to LUH over the next number of weeks for their continued treatment on a phased basis.
“I welcome this news. I know the hospital staff are continuing to work extremely hard on behalf of their patients throughout the hospital.
“This is particularly good news for all those patients who had to travel outside Donegal in recent weeks for treatment.”