There have been 81 delayed discharges from Letterkenny University Hospital this year due to a shortfall of carers.
That’s an increase of 42% on the number of delayed discharges last year.
57 were recorded during the entirty of 2021.
The HSE has confirmed that a robust recruitment campaign for carers in Donegal is ongoing.
Councillor Albert Doherty says delayed discharges is having a significant impact on the admittance of other patients: