Councillor says hospital chapel to be retained

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A county councillor says he has received assurances that the Catholic Chapel at Letterkenny General Hospital will be retained.

There have been fears that the chapel, which has been closed since the hospital was hit by severe flooding in July, would not be retained.

Fine Gael councillor Noel McBride said he has received confirmation from the hospital’s general manager, Sean Murphy, that the chapel will be kept.

“I am now delighted to confirm that the design team has met with the chaplains and their representatives and that agreement has been reached as to what they required,” he said.

“Renovations and essential repairs are ongoing and I can confirm following my meeting with hospital management that a new revamped chapel, adoration chapel, sacristy, quiet area is to be put in place.

“It is very understandable that members of the public and staff at the hospital were concerned, however, I am now delighted to confirm that the chapel facilities at Letterkenny General Hospital will be reinstated. It is envisaged that the work required will go to tender in near future.”


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