HEALTH MINISTER DEFENDS USE OF HELICOPTER FOR TRANSFER FROM DONEGAL TO CORK

first_imgKathleen LynchJUNIOR Health Minister Kathleen Lynch has defended her use of an air ambulance to transfer her from Letterkenny General Hospital to Cork.Ms Lynch collapsed at the Donegal hospital on July 31 after suffering a recurrence of the blood-poisoning condition septicaemia.“I have no idea who made that decision,” she said “You are not compos mentis for a few days. I have no idea who made the decision. What I do know is that I could not stay in Letterkenny. It was not at my request.”She said she was not in any fit condition to be making choices about where she was treated at that stage.Asked if it would be more appropriate to remain under the care of hospitals nearby, she said: “I would never second guess a doctor who makes a decision like that. If you second guess someone like that you will probably make the wrong decision. I was not privy or party to it.”Ms Lynch was on an official visit to Letterkenny General after the flood there whe she was taken ill. She was rushed to intensive care, before being airlifted to Cork. HEALTH MINISTER DEFENDS USE OF HELICOPTER FOR TRANSFER FROM DONEGAL TO CORK was last modified: September 6th, 2013 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) Tags:CorkKathleen Lynchletterkennylast_img read more