HSE Donegal bus closure branded 'a disgrace' by users27/07/2012 - 09:43:57
A HSE bus service carrying patients from County Donegal to hospitals in Dublin will cease today.
Earlier this month the HSE said there has been an increase in the number of public service buses on the Donegal to Dublin route, with shorter journey times and this has resulted in fewer patients using the HSE-funded bus service.
The review, which was undertaken in recent months has shown that, on average, five people are using the service every day.
The HSE says the cost of this daily bus service is heading towards €100,000 per year.
Speaking to Ocean Fm, Brendan McLoughlin, who is one of the service users. Says the removal of the service is a disgrace.
"I'm using that bus for almost 30 years and I think it's a disgrace. A lot of patients are going to be out of pocket.
"I'm annoyed about it and tired and disappointed. It seems that they're going after the poorest of the poor. It's the poor and the sick that this government seem to be hitting on."
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