HSE spent 8.4 million euro treating preventable conditions in Donegal

first_img Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey HSE spent 8.4 million euro treating preventable conditions in Donegal WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleBuncrana decentralisation site cost 10% over estimateNext articleLetterkenny General staff asked to consider taking unpaid leave News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – September 15, 2010 Pinterest Facebook Google+ Google+ Facebook Pinterest Figures released showed that the HSE has spent 8.4 million euro in Donegal over the last four years on conditions associated with Diabetes which the Diabetes’s Action says are preventable.The group says there were 282 hospital admissions for diabetic foot disease in Donegal between 2005-2009, which Diabetes Actions says, would be 70% less with proper investment.They are calling on the HSE to create 20 podiatrist positions nationally to work with people with diabetes and provide a national screening programme.Dr. Ronan Canavan is a Consultant specialist in this area at St. Vincent’s Hospital – he says the relative small investment could save great hardship to patience and significant money:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ronrdiabetes.mp3[/podcast]last_img

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