LGH facing fines for failure to meet waiting list targets

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath WhatsApp Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme LGH facing fines for failure to meet waiting list targets Previous articleAudio Update – Derry is Irish Foodie Towns 2015 runner-upNext articleAudio Update – Donegal County Council’s “Road Safe” roadshow in its 9th year admin Google+center_img By admin – October 13, 2015 Homepage BannerNews Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Letterkenny General Hospital is facing fines of just over €214,000 for failing to meet waiting list targets.The Irish Independent is reporting this morning that the HSE has contacted all but two of the country’s acute hospitals, to inform them of the consequences of failing to comply with the 18-month waiting list target since June 2015.The biggest fine of almost €1.8 million is being levied on Galway University Hospital, which is facing a fine of €1.176m over five months. Sligo Regional Hospital’s fine is just over €326,000.A HSE spokesperson indicated the fines will be spread out over five months, and if the individual hospitals improved their performance they would be spared a fine the following month.The HSE scheme also involves hospitals being able to bid for funding from a €51m pot which they can use to outsource public patients who have been waiting longest for private treatment. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more