Speculation rising over the extended closure of dental clinic at Lifford Hospital

Hopes that the dental clinic at Lifford Hospital would be reopened yesterday have been dashed and fears are growing locally that it may not come back

The service closed at the start of May on a tempory basis as necessary maintenance works are underway.

In the meantime, all patients are asked to attend the dental department of St. Conal’s Hospital, Letterkenny, while those who have upcoming appointments are being notified.

Patients experiencing pain or a dental emergency are being asked to contact the St. Conal’s office.

John Quinn, Chairperson of the Friends of Lifford Hospital says clear communication is needed form the HSE as to what the plans are going forward:


HSE Statement:

The HSE wishes to advise that the Dental Clinic at Lifford Hospital will remain closed with all patients being asked to attend the Dental Department at St. Conal’s Hospital, Letterkenny where dental services to Lifford patients will continue uninterrupted.

For dental appointments or if patients are in pain or a dental emergency please contact Dental Department, St. Conal’s Hospital 074 91 23562.

The HSE wishes to apologise to patients for any inconvenience caused.