Expecting mums living near Dungloe will be able to access midwifery clinics locally once more.

Ante-Natal Services will recommence at Dungloe Community Hospital today, two years after they were suspended at the facility.

This development comes after months of uncertainty surrounding the future of maternity services at the hospital which were first suspended at the facility in November 2014.

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has welcomed confirmation from the HSE after he led a lengthy Dáil campaign.

Speaking following the announcement, Deputy Doherty said that he is “absolutely delighted” the service which provided exceptional care for mothers and their families has returned.

“The HSE has today confirmed to me that Information in relation to the Obstetric / Midwifery Clinics has now been circulated to GPs in the area and that the clinic will commence this Wednesday 18th January, giving mothers the choice of midwifery care in Dungloe.

“This news will be particularly welcomed by the countless women who have used this vital service in the past, and indeed will come as great news to all those who will now be able to avail of midwifery service at Dungloe both now and into the future.

“Recognition and credit must also be given to the local community who have led a very impressive campaign ever since the service was first suspended and have passionately fought for these clinics to be reopened,” the Deputy said.