An extension of service hours at the medical assessment unit in Roscommon University hospital has been announced.
It’s believed the MAU, which currently operates from 9-5pm Monday to Friday will now see medical treatment made available later in the evening and at weekends.
The extension of services was announced by Minister Denis Naughten this afternoon, just minutes after Budget 2018 was unveiled by the Minister for Finance in the Dail.
The funding for the additional services is believed to be provided under the ‘hospitals capacity building measure’.
Minister Naughten says it’s a major boost for hospital services in Roscommon and the wider region :