Past Projects

New CT Scanner delivered

New CT Scanner delivered The Friends of LUH are delighted to announce the delivery and commissioning of a new CT Scanner. The new CT scanner is now fully functional since Monday, 26th February 2018. Chairman of the Friends, Mr Peter Cutliffe thanked all those who...

Storage Area Network (SAN)

In 2010 The Friends purchased a vital piece of radiology equipment called a SAN (Storage Area Network). This technology allows clinical staff to view CT & MRI scans and X-ray images on their computer screens in a much quicker manner than the old disc system...

Ultrasound machine for Oncology Patients

The Friends donated over €47,000 to enable the hospital to purchase a GE Logiq P5 Pro Ultrasound Machine. This ultrasound machine is for dedicated use in the Oncology Unit by Consultant Oncologists on patients who require interventions. Dexa Scanner (2007) In 2007 the...

Mini Bus for Mental Health Service

In 2004 the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital provided a seven seater people carrier for residents in Mental Health Residential Units in Letterkenny. This vehicle is used to enhance the therapeutic group activities by enabling clients to be taken to external...

Oncology Buses

The Friends have been responsible for fundraising for two Oncology Buses. The original Oncology Bus was purchased in 2001 to transport patients to cancer treatment hospitals in Dublin such as St.Lukes in Rathgar and the second bus was purchased in 2005. The Oncology...

Cardiac Rehabilitation Equipment

In 1998 the Friends campaign centred on raising funds for the purchase of Cardiac Rehabilitation Equipment which is vitally important to improve the quality of life for patients after a cardiac event (e.g. a heart attack) The equipment resembles items that would...


The “Friends” provided €100,000 for a Lithotripter and scopes. Lithotripsy equipment is used by the Consultant Urologist for gaining access to the kidney stones and breaking these stones down. Before this equipment was available at Letterkenny General Hospital,...

CAT Scanner

The first project that the “Friends” took on board was the CAT Scan Appeal. The appeal to raise funds for the CAT Scanner was a particularly high profile and successful campaign which raised over €625,000 in less than two years. A CT Scanner is a sophisticated piece...

The Cath Lab – A Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory

A CARDIAC CATHETERISATION LABORATORY. Funds Raised To Date:Cath-Lab The Friends have already raised over €750,000 to purchase the Cath Lab. Next Phase: The second phase of this project is to raise funds to house the Cath Lab. This lab will be used by the Consultant...

Our Focus


Our Focus

This voluntary organisation, which was granted charitable status in 1995, has four main objectives:

to raise funds via charitable donations/fundraising to provide seed capital for the development of new services in LUH, secondly to facilitate voluntary work to augment ordinary hospital services, thirdly to respond to ad hoc requests from wards for assistance and finally to fund bus to transport patients from LUH to St Lukes Hospital in Dublin to receive radiotherapy treatment. The Friends have been responsible for raising in excess of €7 million from membership fees, donations, church gate collections and various fund-raising events throughout the North West since 1992.

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Contact Details

Letterkenny University Hospital,
County Donegal,
Tel: (074)91 04466/91 23501
GPS: 54.955839,-7.734279



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