Consultant Gerry Lane, Jimmy Kavanagh,Letterkenny Municipal chairman and Hugh McBride
Two Letterkenny based health professionals who have given ‘outstanding’ service to the people of Donegal have been honoured this week by the Letterkenny Municipal Council.
Gerry Lane, a consultant at Letterkenny University Hospital and Hugh McBride, an addiction counsellor, were honoured by the Municipal Council at at special ceremony in the Letterkenny Municipal Office, on Monday night, hosted by Municipal Mayor Jimmy Kavanagh.
Gerry Lane, a native of Drogheda, Co Louth was honoured for his contribution to emergency medicine at Letterkenny University Hospital and for his contribution to the National Road Safety campaign and for his incredible contribution to the health and welfare of the people in the community.
And similarily Hugh McBride was honoured in recognition of his work in the Donegal Psychiatric Services and for his dedication and service to the people of the community.
Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh said he was delighted to be in a position to honour both men.
“Their contribution to the delivery of health services in Donegal has been exceptional.
“Both these men have been extremely innovative in their own services and have gone above and beyond what would be expected of them.
“They also represent all that is good about our health service and more importantly about the people who work in the service.”
The Mayor said that he worked at Letterkenny University Hospital for 40 years in both the General Hospital and in St. Conal’s and he had seen at first-hand the work that these dedicated staff do.
Sean Murphy, General Manager of Letterkenny University Hospital and Liam Ward, Donegal County Council also spoke at the event as did both men being honoured.
Both men were presented with a sealed scroll marking the occasion of the Mayor’s Reception and the honour bestowed on them.