Unions: Quick thinking of hospital staff and management ‘saved lives’

Trade unions representing workers at Letterkenny General Hospital said the quick thinking of hospital staff and management saved lives in the aftermath of Friday evening’s flooding.

Trade unions representing workers at Letterkenny General Hospital said the quick thinking of hospital staff and management saved lives in the aftermath of Friday evening’s flooding.

In a joint statement, Donegal trade union officials from Impact, Siptu and INMO said, “The quick thinking of staff and management to the impromptu flash flooding certainly saved lives.

“Currently services are being prioritised, and although the situation continues to evolve, the hospital is reviewing, assessing and planning. Staff and management are to be congratulated for continuing to deliver services under very difficult circumstances.”

In their statement, the union officials said, “There has been a heroic response from hospital staff and management, gardaí, fire services, army, council staff and community volunteers. Although major questions need to be answered, we should all be grateful for the unselfish response of those involved.

“We are reassured by the public commitments given by the minister and health bosses to ensuring that Letterkenny General will come through these dark days and be reopened in full and back delivering its much-needed diverse and wide-ranging health services to the people of the north west,” they said.