first_imgThe HSE has done a U-turn on its decision to axe a nurse from Arranmore Island.The health authorities had decided the current Public Health Nurse, Susan McGarvey, would be replaced with a part-time registered nurse on the Donegal island.The action has led to anger among the island’s 500 strong population. There was uproar over the decision, first reported on Donegal Daily last week.Speaking after the HSE reversal, Deputy Pearse Doherty “Having met with the Action Group for this campaign in Arranmore on Monday, I was aware of the strong opposition to this decision and the anger felt by many residents on the island. Having discussed the issue directly to the management of the HSE, I am delighted that on this occasion common sense won out and this decision was reversed.“On a small island such as Arranmore, which has seen more that its fair share of cutbacks, a resource such as a full time district nurse is invaluable, particularly in the case of a medical emergency, when access to medical care is limited. It is important that this resource is retained on a full time basis into the future.“I would like to commend the community of arranmore island for the stance that they took to protect the resources on their community. The mobilisation of the people of the island in opposition to the removal of the full time district nurse position was clearly instrumental in bringing about this result.”   NURSE POSITION ON ARRANMORE ‘SAVED’ AFTER HSE U-TURN was last modified: January 28th, 2014 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)last_img read more