Cancer campaigners have welcomed recent developments at the Breast Centre North West where the second breast surgeon post has now been made permanent.

Donegal Action for Cancer Care have welcomed the confirmation as “great news” after years of delay at the centre at Letterkenny University Hospital.

Betty Holmes, Donegal Action for Cancer Care said: “DACC have worked very hard to ensure this happened as far back as 2016. We met with Saolta Hospital Group at Letterkenny Hospital on 11th May 2016, it was all good news and moving forward.

“In 2017 we received confirmation that Letterkenny Hospital was getting a 2nd Breast Surgeon, then we discovered the post wasn’t Permanent. The 2nd Breast Surgeon took up his post at Letterkenny University Hospital on the 24th July 2017. In 2018 AND 2019 DACC continued to follow up on this as we discovered it was still a Locum basis. This was not acceptable.

“So great news now in May 2022 the 2nd Breast Surgeons post at Letterkenny University Hospital has now been made permanent.”