Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Health
Hospital Staff Recruitment
803. To ask the Minister for Health the progress made to open a stroke unit in Letterkenny University Hospital in view of the fact that it is the only acute hospital treating stroke patients that does not have a stroke unit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3575/20]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 586 and 803 together.
I am advised by the HSE that funding of €200,000 full year costs has been allocated to the Saolta Group to progress the development of the acute stroke unit in Letterkenny University Hospital.
Work is in train to progress the recruitment of staff, within the available funding, with an expectation that the unit will open later in 2020.