first_imgDeputy Thomas PringleReduced standards in hygiene as recently reported by HIQA is a direct result of cumulative cuts in the health budget imposed by the current Government, according to Deputy Thomas Pringle.In response to revelations regarding HIQA’s recent report on hygiene standards in Letterkenny General Hospital, the Independent TD for Donegal says ‘cuts in the health budget, understaffing and the moratorium on recruitment has meant hospital staff are stretched to their limit. The reduction in hygiene compliance is a direct symptom of that.’‘We are witnessing a decline in hygiene compliance in most hospitals across the country. What is a pressing concern are the immediate health risks for patients in Letterkenny Hospital as outlined by HIQA. This issue needs immediate attention especially as we approach winter and hospital admissions increase,’ says Pringle. ‘The Government needs to get its priorities right in the area of patient care and staffing in light of the upcoming Budget’, concluded Pringle. HOSPITAL IS VICTIM OF THE SCANDAL OF CUTS, SAYS TD was last modified: October 8th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalletterkenny hospitallast_img

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