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Local minister hopeful Cath Lab services will again be located in the north-west

Jul 4, 2022 16:07 By Shannonside News
Local minister hopeful Cath Lab services will again be located in the north-west Local minister hopeful Cath Lab services will again be located in the north-west
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The part-time service at SUH was shut down last week by its private contractor.

The Minister for Public Health has played down suggestions that key cardiac services for the north-west may be centralised in County Galway.

A Cath Lab at Sligo university hospital closed last week, after the private operator pulled out of its contract.

A leaked draft report of suggestions on the reconviction of cardiac services in the region last month suggested that a new centralised Cath Lab for several counties would be located at University Hospital Galway.

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The Minister for hHalth last week confirmed he would be meeting local TDs to discuss alternative options for Cath lab facilities in the region.

Sligo-Leitrim TD Frank Feighan is hopeful when the report is eventually published, it will include services for the Shannonside region:

"We haven't seen the report, and it's far too early, to talk about the report because we haven't seen it.

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That was a draft looking for suggestions, it was leaked, indeed it was sent to me, in my office and I would hope that whatever would happen there will be an opportunity that Sligo will have a service, that will provide safety and will be safe for the service users in Sligo-Leitrim and the north west."

 

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