Drugs campaigner wants data on drug admissions to Letterkenny University Hospital to be compiled

Drugs campaigner wants data on drug admissions to Letterkenny University Hospital to be compiled

Calls for data to be compiled in relation to the number of people being admitted to Letterkenny University Hospital's emergency inpatient department because of drugs have been made by Letterkenny-based anti-drugs campaigner, PJ Blake.

Speaking to the Donegal Democrat following the disclosure that Letterkenny University Hospital has the highest level of alcohol admission rates in the country over the last five years, the Peace Commissioner said:

“While it's important to have these figures that show that over 1,000 admissions were recorded at Letterkenny University Hospital between 2011 and 2015, it merely brings into the focus the fact that there are no figures available for the number of people who are presenting themselves at the hospital as a result of drugs. I am calling for a change to this and for a system to be put in place where the HSE will undertake to compile data in relation to drug-related admissions.”

For the full story see today's Donegal Democrat.