Belfast Telegraph

A&E to be reopened in flooded hospital

Hundreds of workers have started putting the finishing touches to a temporary A&E department at Letterkenny General Hospital following the flood there three weeks ago, the hospital's manager has said.

Sean Murphy said yesterday that he hoped the hospital could begin seeing emergency department patients in "a matter of days, rather than weeks".

Mr Murphy also admitted for the first time that 70% of services had been lost due to the catastrophe. Londonderry's Altnagelvin Hospital has been taking on some admissions as efforts to get Letterkenny operational continue.

However, Paul Connors, director of communications with the HSE in the Republic, admitted an internal report into the flood causes may not be made public.

"We strive to make all these things public but there may be lots of other factors which may not let us do that," he said.

It's understood the comments relate to possible legal actions arising out of the flood.

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