Written answers

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Department of Health

Cancer Services Provision

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour)
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163. To ask the Minister for Health if resources will be provided to the oncology unit in Wexford General Hospital (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43879/19]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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Staff who are trained in the utilisation of fluorouracil (5FU) chemotherapy pumps are located in the oncology day ward in Wexford General Hospital.

Where a chemotherapy pump is used, patients will usually return to the hospital providing their treatment to have the pump disconnected.

If a patient wishes to have a pump disconnected at another location, arrangements can normally be put in place by the hospital providing the patient’s care to ensure that a patient can be facilitated, depending on local capacity at the time in the second location.


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