Seanad debates

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Commencement Matters

Hospital Services

10:30 am

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin Bay North, Independent) | Oireachtas source

I again thank Senator Feighan for raising this issue. I understand its importance in the north west. I also understand his point about the long journeys. That is not acceptable. We have to plan services in order that they are patient-centred and that is particularly the case with cardiac patients. I take the Senator's point on that and on the review. I will bring those points to the Minister for Health. I assure Senator Feighan that the provision of a cath lab in Sligo University Hospital is being considered under the national review of specialist cardiac services. That is due to be completed in June 2019. I will bring the two key points which Senator Feighan raised to the Minister, Deputy Harris and push that matter.


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