Tuesday, 13 July 2021
Department of Health
69. To ask the Minister for Health the specific timeline for the installation of a public MRI scanner facility at Wexford General Hospital (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37686/21]
The HSE has advised that the installation of a permanent MRI at Wexford General Hospital is a priority capital investment for the Ireland East Health Group. Engagement is taking place between the Hospital Group and the Health Service Executive (HSE) regarding the funding of this initiative through the 2022 Estimates process.
The HSE has advised that there is currently an MRI service available at Wexford General Hospital, which is being provided in a mobile unit on site.
The HSE has been advised that the Friends of Wexford General Hospital have raised €250,000 seed funding for the MRI and are continuing to hold these funds in good faith.