Flooding in Letterkenny Hospital


Sir, – May I wish the management team of Letterkenny General Hospital the very best and sincerest good luck with the ongoing clean-up operation following the recent flood crisis.

While its contingency plans are set in motion, I wonder what contingency plans are being offered to Sligo Regional Hospital by the HSE to cater for the increased demand on services, in particular that thrust upon the NCHD group who are currently entrenched in the quagmire there? The repairs at Letterkenny are likely to run into months, as suggested by the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine spokesperson, Fergal Hickey.

May I suggest a reallocation of NCHD resources from the now minimally functioning hospital to the newly overburdened one. Or would this be too much like common sense? – Yours, etc,


GP Registrar,


Co Sligo.