first_imgMinister Joe McHugh has confirmed a meeting will be held next week to discuss cancer services at Letterkenny General Hospital.Letterkenny General HospitalMinister of State McHugh TD said there have been a lot of questions raised over the past few weeks regarding the Cancer Care Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital and the services provided by the excellent staff at the hospital.He added that he has been continuously raised this matter and have received numerous reassurances that there is continued support for the service. “I have called for a working meeting to take place between all relevant stakeholders to discuss the matter.“I can confirm this meeting is taking place next Friday, 27 February, facilitated by the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s office, and attending the meeting will be officials from the Minister’s office, senior representatives of the Saolta Group, Letterkenny General Hospital, and the National Cancer Control Programme.“On the Agenda for discussion will be the continued cancer care services at the hospital, the challenges currently facing the staff, best use of resources, addressing waiting times and future plans for the service.“I will also be raising the €19Million investment at Altanagalvin Hospital and how we can look at a coordination between the two hospitals to ensure that patients can avail of the best and quickest quality of care in the long-term.” The Minister addd he had a very positive conversation with Maurice Power, CEO of the Saolta group yesterday, where he outlined that they are totally committed to Letterkenny General Hospital.“I have previously asked that they look at building in a review regarding a second consultant at the hospital, dependent on numbers and this is something I intend on raising at the meeting,” added Minister McHugh.Mr Power confirmed that ‘The Saolta University Health Care Group are committed to maintaining the service at LGH’. Furthermore, ‘all necessary steps will be put in place to ensure that any impact on patients is minimised’.“Additionally, I have requested the Minister’s officials meet with a number of groups representing people affected by cancer to have their concerns raised and I am happy to confirm that these will be going ahead next week also.”MAJOR MEETING NEXT WEEK ON FUTURE OF CANCER SERVICES AT HOSPITAL was last modified: February 20th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:cancerLetterkenny Genral HospitalMinister Joe McHughlast_img read more