Kathleen Lynch transferred to Cork University Hospital for further tests and treatment
Minister for Health James Reilly has wished his junior minister well after she took ill in Letterkenny
Junior health minister Kathleen Lynch at Letterkenny Hospital on Wednesday. Shortly after, the minister took ill and was admitted to ICU
Minister for Health James Reilly has wished his junior minister Kathleen Lynch well after she took ill while visiting the flood-damaged Letterkenny General Hospital.
“She collapsed just outside the hospital. She was in the intensive care unit there when I went to visit,” Dr Reilly said at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties last night.
“She is entitled to her privacy like any citizen. I would just like to wish her well. She is getting the best of care there in the hospital, which is clearly under a lot of pressure with the recent flooding.”
A statement from the Labour Party last night said: “Kathleen Lynch was admitted to Letterkenny hospital. Doctors treated her for the suspected recurrence of septicaemia, a condition for which she was treated in Cork in 2012.
“Her condition was stabilised in Letterkenny. Clinicians subsequently decided to transfer her to Cork University Hospital by air ambulance for further tests and treatment. Her condition is described as comfortable.”